The Google library project -- an ambitious effort to digitize hundreds of thousands of texts from prestigious libraries -- has been named the single most important emerging technology for humanity by futurist Mike Adams in his free downloadable ebook, "The Ten Most Important Emerging Technologies For Humanity." In the downloadable book, available at TruthPublishing.com
, Adams cites the Global Electronic Library
as the #1 technology needed to uplift humanity due to its ability to enhance the accessibility of knowledge.
The Global Electronic Library, Adams envisions, would be funded by world governments and made freely available to every citizen, either through their home computers or online workstations at public facilities (such as brick-and-mortar libraries). At the time he wrote the book in the Fall of 2004, Adams was unaware that Google would step up to the plate and fund the project on its own.
"It's remarkable," says Adams, "that a commercial entity would have the courage and financial resources to take on this project." Construction and deployment of the Global Electronic Library is an enormous task, Adams explains, "...and yet I can think of no organization more capable of succeeding with this project than Google."
The Global Electronic Library is only one of ten emerging technologies cited by Adams as important for humanity. Others include augmented reality systems, where humans can interact with their natural environments through the help of virtual overlays that project objects, content, and even animated, interactive human characters onto the real world.
Superlearning systems, practical robots, vibrational medicine and fuel cell technologies are also cited in Adams' book. In all, the book offers a 63-page tour of technologies that promise to make a lasting difference in the quality of life for people everywhere. "If Google can complete the first item on this list," says Adams, "it will have a significant positive impact on the direction of human civilization."
For more information or to download, "The Ten Most Important Emerging Technologies For Humanity," visit TruthPublishing.com.
About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health author and award-winning journalist with a passion for sharing empowering information to help improve personal and planetary health He is a prolific writer and has published thousands of articles, interviews, reports and consumer guides, and he has published numerous courses on preparedness and survival, including financial preparedness, emergency food supplies, urban survival and tactical self-defense. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes. In 2010, Adams created TV.NaturalNews.com, a natural living video sharing site featuring thousands of user videos on foods, fitness, green living and more. He also founded an environmentally-friendly online retailer called BetterLifeGoods.com that uses retail profits to help support consumer advocacy programs. He's also a noted pioneer in the email marketing software industry, having been the first to launch an HTML email newsletter technology that has grown to become a standard in the industry. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and enjoys outdoor activities, nature photography, Pilates and martial arts training. Known on the 'net as 'the Health Ranger,' Adams shares his ethics, mission statements and personal health statistics at www.HealthRanger.org
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