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  • $20 Per Gallonby Christopher Steiner

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go up, and up, and up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives. Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their gas-guzzling SUVs for a new Prius. But there are more, not-so-obvious... more...

  • The ‘State of Play’ in the Futures Fieldby Richard Slaughter

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The notion that the State of Play in the Futures Field (SoPiFF) was a topic worth considering emerged from a conversation with Sesh Velamoor, Director of the Seattle-based Foundation for the Future (FFF), at a 2006 conference at Tamkang University in Taiwan. It posed the question “has futurism failed?” and suggested, among other things that,... more...

  • 100 Plusby Sonia Arrison

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born.   What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at sixty-five only to go back to... more...

  • 2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decadeby Richard Laermer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 25.95

    A better time for your business starts in the next decade. Are you ready? In this fast and furious time machine of a book, Richard Laermer shows you how to use-and in some cases abuse-the trends of the next decade (or two) that really matter. As an author with a functional crystal ball, a veteran marketing innovator, and media master, Laermer... more...

  • 2012 and the End of the Worldby Matthew Restall; Amara Solari

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 15.99

    Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of the Maya answer these questions in a succinct, readable, and accessible style. Matthew Restall and Amara Solari introduce, explain, and ultimately... more...

  • The 2030 Spikeby Colin Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.00

    The clock is relentlessly ticking!Our world teeters on a knife-edge between a peaceful and prosperous future for all, and a dark winter of death and destruction that threatens to smother the light of civilization. Within 30 years, in the 2030 decade, six powerful 'drivers' will converge with unprecedented force in a statistical spike that could tear... more...

  • 2037by Birgit Gebhardt

    edition Körber-Stiftung 2012; Not Available

    Die Faszination für die Zukunft ist so alt wie die Menschheit. Egal ob voller Hoffnungen und Träume oder voller Angst und Sorge - wir möchten wissen, was auf uns zukommt. Wie werden wir in fünfundzwanzig Jahren leben? Wie wird unsere Arbeitswelt aussehen? Wie wird sich unser Familienleben ver ändern? Und wie unser Alter? Wie werden wir uns kleiden?... more...

  • 50 Facts That Should Change the Worldby Jessica Williams

    Icon Books 2007; US$ 10.99

    In this new edition of her bestseller, Jessica Williams tests the temperature of our world and diagnoses a malaise with some shocking symptoms. Get the facts but also the human side of the story on the world?s hunger, poverty, material and emotional deprivation; its human rights abuses and unimaginable wealth; the unstoppable rise of consumerism,... more...

  • 7 Deadly Scenariosby Andrew Krepinevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A global pandemic finds millions swarming across the U.S. border. Major American cities are leveled by black-market nukes. China?s growing civil unrest ignites a global showdown. Pakistan?s collapse leads to a hunt for its nuclear weapons. What if the worst that could happen actually happens? How will we respond? Are we prepared?  These are the questions... more...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...