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  • Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypseby David Jay Brown

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    In his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of technology, psychic phenomena, and more. The book includes conversations with celebrated visionaries and inspirational figures such as Ram Dass,... more...

  • The Second Curveby Charles Handy

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    Britain's leading guru looks to the future. Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management ? including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management ? have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends ? such as Beyond Certainty ? has changed the way we view society. In... more...

  • Trees on Marsby Hal Niedzviecki

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The future is big right now?for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is  going to happen in the future  than  what is happening right now . In  Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future , cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should ?create the future.? What... more...

  • Human Purpose and Transhuman Potentialby Ted Chu

    Origin Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    For millennia, great thinkers have contemplated the meaning and purpose of human existence; but while most assumed that humanity was the end point of creation or the pinnacle of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative claim that the human race may in fact be a means rather than an end?that humankind will give rise to evolutionary successors. In this... more...

  • The Child to Comeby Rebekah Sheldon

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Generation Anthropocene. Storms of My Grandchildren. Our Children?s Trust. Why do these and other attempts to imagine the planet?s uncertain future return us?again and again?to the image of the child? In The Child to Come , Rebekah Sheldon demonstrates the pervasive conjunction of the imperiled child and the threatened Earth and blisteringly critiques... more...

  • Contested Futuresby Nik Brown; Brian Rappert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In a unique volume, Contested Futures brings together a group of scholars to examine the relationships between social action and the future. Rather than speculating upon what the future might bring, the volume interrogates the metaphors and practices through which the future is mobilized as an object of present day action and agency. The book shifts... more...

  • What's Next?by Jim Al-Khalili

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 11.98

    Thought the science of the future was all hoverboards and space travel? Think again. Every day, scientists come up with the ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that will define our future. So here, Jim Al-Khalili and his crack team of experts bin the crystal ball and use cutting-edge science to get a glimpse of what's in store. From... more...

  • Change Here Nowby Adam Brock

    North Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 21.95

    Award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist Adam Brock draws from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over to present more than eighty proven solutions for building healthy communities. Using the "pattern language" framework developed by architect Christopher Alexander and his colleagues... more...

  • Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Ageby Christopher Moreman; A. Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    With DeadSocial? one can create messages to be published to social networks after death. Facebook's "If I Die" enables users to create a video or text message for posthumous publication. Twitter _LIVESON accounts will keep tweeting even after the user is gone. There is no doubt that the digital age has radically changed options related to death, dying,... more...

  • The Future: A Very Short Introductionby Jennifer M. Gidley

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Can we ever truly influence, predict, and direct our own futures? Are there multiple futures or only one awaiting us? Jennifer Gidley explains our innate fascination with the unknown future, and considers the role of the human consciousness in embracing multiple future possibilities, and creating a world of our choices. more...