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  • Infinite Realityby Jim Blascovich; Jeremy Bailenson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    ?Enough with speculation about our digital future. Infinite Reality is the straight dope on what is and isn?t happening to us right now, from two of the only scientists working on the boundaries between real life and its virtual extensions.? ?Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed How achievable are the virtual experiences seen... more...

  • Second Livesby Tim Guest

    Random House 2010; US$ 10.88

    We've always dreamed of perfect places: Eden, heaven, Oz - places over the rainbow, beyond death and loss. Now, through computer technology, we can inhabit those worlds together. Each week, between 35 and 50 million people worldwide abandon reality for virtual worlds. In Boston, Massachusetts, a group of nine disabled men and women inhabit... more...

  • Critical Writingsby Filippo Tommaso Marinetti; GŁnter Berghaus; Doug Thompson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99

    The Futurist movement was founded and promoted by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, beginning in 1909 with the First Futurist Manifesto, in which he inveighed against the complacency of "cultural necrophiliacs" and sought to annihilate the values of the past, writing that "there is no longer any beauty except the struggle. Any work of art that lacks a sense... more...

  • Probable Tomorrowsby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 1997; US$ 8.99

    A fascinating look at near-future advances, inventions, products, services, and everyday conveniences that will change how we live and work. Marvin Cetron and Owen Davies explore these changes and the impact they will have on everyday life. For example, by the year 2010: -Personal computers will offer the power of today's supermachines and artificial... more...

  • Predictionby Bruce Bueno Mesquita

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.61

    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. From international terrorism to corporate fraud, from climate change to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been predicting the future for decades. Using Game Theory (a theory based on the rationale that everyone acts in their own self-interest) he can foretell... more...

  • The Coming Population Crashby Fred Pearce

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    A leading environmental writer looks at the unexpected effects?and possible benefits?of a shrinking, graying population † Over the last century, the world?s population quadrupled and fears of overpopulation flared, with baby booms blamed for genocide and terrorism, and overpopulation singled out as the primary factor driving global warming. Yet,... more...

  • The Future and Its Enemiesby Virginia Postrel

    Free Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by popular culture, and insecure in the face of economic change. The future, they tell us, is dangerously out of control, and unless we precisely... more...

  • Prediction Marketsby Leighton Vaughan Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    How does one effectively aggregate disparate pieces of information that are spread among many different individuals? In other words, how does one best access the ?wisdom of the crowd?? Prediction markets, which are essentially speculative markets created for the purpose of aggregating information and making predictions, offer the answer to this question.... more...

  • Microtrendsby Mark J. Penn; E. Kinney Zalesne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    In Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Today?s Big Changes, Mark Penn shows that 75 of the most important trends in the world today are the smallest ones. Exploring everything from politics to religion, food to entertainment, Penn follows the numbers to uncover what's really popular, not what we think is popular. Because while these trends... more...

  • The Post-American Worldby Fareed Zakaria

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    The growth of countries such as India, China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and Kenya is generating a new landscape. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, highest-grossing movies and most advanced mobile phones are now all being made outside Europe and the United States. Countries that previously lacked polotical confidence and national pride are finding... more...