Friday, October 22, 2010

Get your Crystal Ball Out : Authors Predict the Future

The world is an uncertain place, which is why the future fascinates us. See what these recent Nostradamus’s have to say.

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
by George Friedman

Friedman explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and
cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century.

Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years

by Vaclav Smil

Smil argues that understanding change will help us reverse negative trends and minimize the risk of catastrophe.

The Way We Will Be 50 Years from Today: 60 of the World's Greatest Minds Share Their Visions of the Next Half-Century
by Mike Wallace (Editor)

Journalist Mike Wallace asks the question "What will life be like 50 years from now?" to sixty of the world's greatest minds. Their responses offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural, scientific, political, and spiritual moods of the times.

Future Files: The 5 Trends That Will Shape the Next 50 Years
by Richard Watson

Watson looks at influential developments including aging, global connectivity, global
political shifts and emerging new technologies that will radically alter human life by the year 2050.

This Will Change Everything : Ideas That Will Shape the Future

by John Brockman

Ian McEwan, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and 150 other intellectuals reveal the next big ideas that have the potential to change the world.


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