Ranga Yogeshwar

Next Exit Future. Stories from a Changing World

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Next Exit Future. Stories from a Changing World

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In his new book, Ranga Yogeshwar takes a look at our rapidly changing world from his very distinctive point of view. Leaps in innovation are often synonymous with crises. At the moment, we are in the midst of an epochal shift similar to when the Renaissance superseded the Middle Ages or modernity shook the bourgeoisie. Yet we often look at the new with old eyes and fail to see that progress is also changing us. For Ranga Yogeshwar, his own direct experiences are decisive. And so he reports on his visits to a cloning lab in South Korea, a wildlife release station in Sumatra, underground ice caves on Spitsbergen and the ruined atomic plants in Fukushima. In a self-experiment, he tests how others can listen in on us using an “infected” cell phone. Or else remembers how his Indian grandfather introduced the first mobile library to give people access to the treasures of knowledge from the past. Experiences, experiments and memories like these inspire him to think actively and critically about our changing world and to understand progress in its larger context.


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Kiepenheuer&Witsch

ISBN: 978-3-462-05113-1
release: 05. October 2017
400 pages, gebunden mit SU
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About the Author

Ranga Yogeshwar, born in 1959, holds a degree in physics, worked as a science editor for the public broadcaster WDR in Cologne and is now a freelance journalist and author. He has developed and hosted numerous programs that explain science to non-specialist audiences. He has received over 50 distinctions and prizes, including the Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Journalism (1998), the Grimme Award (2003), the German Television Award (2011) and many journalism awards in various categories. In 2009, Ranga Yogeshwar received an honorary doctorate from the University of Wuppertal. Ranga Yogeshwar is married and has four children.

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