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  • The Next Decadeby George Friedman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills that will be required by the decade?s leaders. The next ten years will be a time of massive... more...

  • Mind Set!by John Naisbitt

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In his seminal works Megatrends and Megatrends 2000 , John Naisbitt proved himself one of the most far-sighted and accurate observers of our fast-changing world. Mind Set! goes beyond that by disclosing the secret of forecasting. Naisbitt gives away the keys to the kingdom, opening the door to the insights that let him understand today's world... more...

  • Revolution or Renaissanceby D. Paul Schafer

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    In Revolution or Renaissance , D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world ? economics and culture ? to a detailed and historically sensitive analysis. He argues that the economic age has produced a great deal of wealth and unleashed tremendous productive power; however, it is not capable of coming to grips with the problems... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Microtrendsby Mark J. Penn

    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 Nature of the Futureby Marina Gorbis

    Free Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    A renowned futurist offers a vision of a reinvented world. Large corporations, big governments, and other centralized organizations have long determined and dominated the way we work, access healthcare, get an education, feed ourselves, and generally go about our lives. The economist Ronald Coase, in his famous 1937 paper ?The Nature of the Firm,?... more...