The Beginning of Infinity contains an inspiring message for humanity. Author David Deutsch describes the processes through which our species has emerged from a dirt-scratching purgatory to today's towering technological heights. And how, in the future, we have the potential to achieve our wildest possible dreams.
Deutsche shows that, if we choose, no problem is beyond us. With the right Knowledge humanity can have a cosmically-sized impact upon our universe. We can solve all of our problems from hunger, to global-warming, to disease, to interstellar travel. We are limited solely by the laws of nature. Our progress is but at the start of a road to infinity.
We have made virtually no Progress over the vast majority of human history. Only recently (mostly since the European Enlightenment ) has progress been discernible inside a human lifetime.
The Enlightenment showed us progress is both achievable and desirable. It instituted a culture of Conjecture and Criticism , the two key components for any kind of rapid progress across any discipline from Science to Morality .