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How to Spend a Trillion Dollars Reviews

How to Spend a Trillion Dollars by Rowan Hooper

How to Spend a Trillion Dollars: Saving the World and Solving the Biggest Questions in Science

Rowan Hooper

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1 review

Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 14 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781788163453
4 stars out of 5
James McConnachie
10 Jan 2021

"This book can feel a bit like a parlour game, until you realise that Hooper, like any good game, is also deadly serious"

The book’s conceit is to imagine having a trillion dollars to spend on each of the big issues and scientific quests of our time: from poverty, climate change and species loss to interplanetary travel, the discovery of alien life and the creation of artificial intelligence. The banking crisis and coronavirus pandemic, he says, prove that money can be found. With so much at stake, why do we not find it? According to Hooper, you could eliminate world poverty with a trillion — or at least “level up” the poorest.