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- Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 88.95
Mobile communications users are demanding increased reliability, functionality, and accessibility; they want "always on" access to voice, e-mail, text, and multimedia services as they roam from home to auto to office to outdoor/indoor locations. In addition, there is an increasing deamnd to replace separate landline/mobile telephones with a single... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2008; US$ 22.95
Will machines become more intelligent than humans? Will foods in our fridge speak to each other using radio waves, then come up with options for tonight's menu? What about a pill that improves your memory? Or a front door that tells you if the person knocking is a stranger?These are just some of the forecasts about how the world will change in the... more...
- Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99
Prediction is a dangerous game - the future is never a straight, linear extrapolation from the present. Unexpected innovations and events will conspire to trip up the best-laid plans - but it's better than not thinking about the future at all. This updated and revised edition of Future Files is filled with provocative forecasts about how the world... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95
In this absorbing new book, Watson argues that despite the advances of the digital age, it has also robbed us of some of our best ideas; to regain them, he advocates for the benefits of boredom and going solo, among other techniques. Future Minds illustrates how to maximize the potential of digital technology and minimize its greatest downside, addressing... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 16.03
Discover the most significant drivers of change -- and the five things that won't change in the future. There's even an extinction timeline, which plots the demise of everything from getting lost to a good night's sleep, from glaciers to Google. Whether you're a strategist in a business that needs to stay ahead of the game or just want some witty... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 18.94
We are on the cusp of a revolution. Mobile phones, computers and iPods are commonplace in hundreds of millions of households worldwide, influencing how we think and shaping how we interact. With the gathering of information now largely automated, it leaves room for deeper conceptual thinking. The trouble is, says futurist Richard Watson, such deep... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 14.67
What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence? This book offers an electrifying trip through the wonders ? and terrors ? awaiting... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95
What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence? This thoroughly researched and superbly written book offers an electrifying trip... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95
For those interested in euphemisms, metaphors or modegreens, or autoantonyms, this is a tantalizing taste of the lighter side of English. Learn the origins of common words and the changes made over centuries. Figure out why spelling and pronunciation don't always match up, and see how silly came to have seven different meanings! Stroll through the... more...