The Future of Humanity seeks to answer the question: ‘What kind of global civilization should human beings pursue?’, a question that has preoccupied scholars, philosophers and politicians for centuries. In doing so, the book tackles concepts as challenging as the keys to happiness, alien intelligence, immortality, morality and China’s possible role in bringing about a better world. To navigate these many and complex topics, Jin combines the spiritual insights of ancient Chinese thinkers with a deep respect for the accomplishments and discoveries of modern Western science, and explores and explains her vision for a better, global, civilization.
Table of contents
Introduction: Where Are Human Beings Headed?
Where is humanity headed?
Chapter 1: Deep Concern Over the Direction of Technology Development
The technological revolution now unfolding
Chapter 2: What Is Technology?
Technology in the broad sense
Chapter 3: The Crisis in Human Civilization Driven by the Theory of Scientific and Technological Omnipotence
The imminent disaster facing science and technology
Chapter 4: What Kind of Civilization Should Human Beings Pursue?
Exploring the future evolution of humanity from social-humanity perspectives
Chapter 5: Future Civilization and Sustainable Human Development
Redefining sustainable development
Chapter 6: The Difficult Task of Creating a Global Civilization
The transformation of civilization has a long way to go
Chapter 7: Can Humans Eventually Create a Great Civilization?
The power of education and persuasion
Chapter 8: Global Civilization and China’s Rejuvenation
Promoting green and innovative production activities (transforming the economic development model)
Chapter 9: The Responsibility of Our Generation
Reaching a consensus is key
Notes on the Author