|Title||:||25 Things You Need To Know About The Future|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||417 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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25 Things You Need To Know About The Future Reviews
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I've always been intrigued about futurism and the prospects of whats-around-the-corner. When I flipped through the pages of this title, I thought it would be quite interesting. While I appreciate Barnatt's stern warnings regarding peak oil, peak water, climate change, and resource depletion as the major influences of a dire 2050, I think it is the weight of that analysis that diminishes the prospects of a viable solution. Despite decades of harbinger messages from the scientific, economic, and social sustainability camps the demand of the urgent, the greedy, and the well-intentioned continue to postpone meaningful change. Barnatt glosses over the human element of widespread conflict that will be ignited and fueled by the increase of scarcity. I suppose an honest analysis of that condition as related to the precipitating conditions he cites, would be even harder to read let alone implement. A hard headed race are we humans. Seems as a whole we only move toward change when faced by trauma. The top thing of the 25 things we need to know about the future are not scarcity, technology, or new discoveries, but how and if a significant portion of the 7+ billion on the planet can evolve socially to commit to and sustain meaningful change.
Very interesting examination of the imminent future by "futurologist" Christopher Barnatt. Some of the ideas explored - such as 3D printing of replacement organs - might seem as though they are from science fiction, but Barnatt successfully predicted social networking and online commerce more than 20 years ago.Equal parts inspiring and depressing, well worth a read for anyone interested or concerned about how life will be 10, 20, 50 or 100 years in the future.
This was a long, but a good read.Not a lot here that I didn't already know, but it contains lots of nice references that I'll probably use when I get around to working on that near future science fiction story I'm planning to write.Speaking of which, I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who wants to write near future science fiction based on the real world.Also, it would be a good read for someone who's interested in what the near future might bring.
Challenges and Technologies of the future.