Converge: A futurist's insights into the potential of our world as technology and humanity collide (Paperback)

Converge: A futurist's insights into the potential of our world as technology and humanity collide By Catherine Ball, PhD Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days


Multi-award-winning scientific futurist Dr. Catherine Ball presents insights into how technology and science are providing answers to many of the challenges the world is facing today—food shortages, war and conflict, the decline in local manufacturing, health and ageing, and global warming—and asks why we are not embracing these technologies widely.

The answer in many cases is, ‘Because we don’t know about them!’ Well, now we do. Dr Catherine opens our eyes to the amazing, wide world of technological advancements and explores the role we all have in learning more, owning the conversations, and determining what we want technology to be.

What is the role AI can play in the resurgence of local manufacturing and creating new jobs? Can we vaccinate against cancer? How can drones save lives and assist Mother Nature in her fight to stop humans destroying our beloved planet? And how can we utilise the best modern technologies to live longer, healthier, and happier lives? Written with wit, tenacity, and deeply personal experiences, Converge offers an optimistic, in-depth, and fascinating investigation into the possibilities of a world where humans fully embrace technology.

About the Author

Dr Catherine Ball is one of Australia’s leading scientific futurists and tech influencers. For years she has wowed audiences, boardrooms, university students, and thousands of online followers with her vision for the future. She is global visioneer to XPRIZE, an advisor to the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and an Associate Professor at the Australian National University, as well as a globally award-winning leader in the drone industry and a sought-after public speaker and consultant in the tech, startup, and futurist worlds.

Praise For…

"Who better to predict our future than someone inventing it? Dr Catherine Ball, futurist, tech influencer, diversity champion, drone expert, associate professor and author takes you on a whistle stop tour of the technologies changing our lives. Covering everything from AI to genetic engineering, Catherine provides an optimistic view of how we can all get back in the driver's seat." —Toby Walsh, world leading researcher in artificial intelligence and author of Machines Behaving Badly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781922611529
ISBN-10: 1922611522
Publisher: Major Street Publishing
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English


Digital Audio Books

Get a Gift Card

Gift Cards

Nine Stores in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties

Petaluma Store

140 Kentucky Street
click for hours & info


140 Kentucky Street
click for hours & info

Sebastopol Store

138 N.Main Street
click for hours & info

Santa Rosa Store

(Montgomery Village)
775 Village Court
click for hours & info

Healdsburg Store

104 Matheson Street
click for hours & info

Napa Store

1300 First Street, Suite 398

click for hours & info

Calistoga Store

1330 Lincoln Avenue
click for hours & info

San Rafael Store

1200 4th Street

click for hours & info

Novato Store

999 Grant Avenue
Suite 105
(415) 763-3052
click for hours & info

Larkspur Store
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
(415) 870-9843
click for hours & info

Headquarters (Offices)

139 Edman Way 
click for hours & info