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  • Knowing our futureby Michael Lee

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 16.00

    The received conventional wisdom within the global futurist community is that the future is unknowable. Knowing our future outlines a full theory of how knowable the future really is. Using case studies of prescient predictions of the social future from the time of the French Revolution through to the present Michael Lee argues that there are sound... more...

  • Scatter, Adapt, and Rememberby Annalee Newitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    In its 4.5 billion?year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How? As a species, Homo sapiens... more...

  • Destination 2050by Peter Ellyard

    TPNTXT 2013; US$ 12.99

    Humanity now recognises that it lives on a shared planetary home with a shared future and it is interconnected by everincreasing levels of interdependence. It is journeying towards a single integrated interdependent global society driven by the collective forces of globalisation, tribalisation and technological interconnectivity. This society will... more...

  • Kitten Cloneby Douglas Coupland

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 35.00

    Douglas Coupland, one of the world's biggest cultural brains, takes an inside look at the global company that keeps us connected, and wonders what all that connectivity is doing to our brains and our sense of ourselves as humans.           The incomparable Douglas Coupland reports from inside the corporate offices and science labs of Alcatel-Lucent,... more...

  • Pioneering the Possibleby Scilla Elworthy; Desmond Tutu; Andrew Harvey

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy, a realist with 40 years' experience at the sharp end of politics and conflict, presents a bold but realistic vision for the future in Pioneering the Possible . Human beings worldwide are anxious, afraid for their children's futures, dissatisfied by their lives, but unsure what to do. Our global... more...

  • When Things Start to Thinkby Neil Gershenfeld

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world, where microchips work for us instead of against us. He argues that we waste the potential of the microchip when we confine it to a box on our... more...

  • State of Insecurityby Isabell Lorey; Judith Butler; Aileen Derieg

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    Years of remodelling the welfare state, the rise of technology, and the growing power of neoliberal government apparatuses have established a society of the precarious. In this new reality, productivity is no longer just a matter of labour, but affects the formation of the self, blurring the division between personal and professional lives. Encouraged... more...

  • The Ingenuity Gapby Thomas Homer-Dixon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 18.00

    "The most persuasive forecast of the 21st century I have seen." -- E.O. Wilson, author of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge and twice winner of a Pulitzer prize ?Human beings have been smart enough to turn nature to their ends, generate vast wealth for themselves, and double their average life span. But are they smart enough to solve the problems... more...

  • OECD Economic Surveysby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 58.00

    SPECIAL FEATURE Competition and Economic Performance more...

  • OECD Economic Outlookby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 102.00

    Twice a year, the OECD Economic Outlook analyses the major trends that will mark the next two years. The present issue covers the outlook to the end of 2004 and examines the economic policies required to foster high and sustainable growth in member countries. more...