Future Files: The 5 Trends that Will Shape the Next 50 Years
Wlliam Gladwell meets Alvin Toffler in this lively, provocative and witty look at our possible futures. Filled with provocative forecasts about how the world might change in the next half century Future Files examines emerging patterns and developments in society, technology, economy, and business, and makes educated speculations as to where they might take us. It is indispensable to business analysts, strategists and organisations who need to stay ahead of the game as well as providing rich and fascinating material for dinner party conversations.Will machines become more intelligent than humans, and even be able to 'read' our minds? Will food in our fridge speak to each other using radio waves, then come up with options for tonight's menu? Is there a looming environmental crisis where Planet Earth is doomed? Would you like a pill that improves your memory? ...Or a moistened tissue that could erase a bad day?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing
Gets a lot of the economic parts right ( I suspect it had all already started to happen however, so he ' predicted ' it. The analysis still very good ) No so good on the technological. Read full review
Review: Future Files: 5 Trends That Will Shape the Next 50 YearsUser Review - Goodreads
Some very interesting individual ideas but my goodness this book dragged. Each chapter would make for a reasonable article on its own, although I'm not a fan of the school of future gazing where the author just throws up everything they've heard about rather than selecting the most likely. Read full review