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The book is very well researched.
I'm in my second reading of this book, and now it's so messed up with margin scribbles, I want the Kindle copy so I can markup and get my underlines that way.
Gardner's "Future Babble" is a much needed antitode to the endless stream of nonsense that we hear from pundits who claim to be able to predict the future.
This books tells us about the incredible corruption prevalent among pundits' political and world economics predictions; they are not only overwhelmingly wrong, but they defend... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Beau Sabreur
If you like to read about society and why is it that we like to "predict" things this book is for you.Published 21 months ago by Bluto
Future Babble is a fairly straightforward book. It argues that the world can roughly be predicted in limited circumstances (weather for about three days, demographic trends for... Read morePublished on October 29, 2012 by P. Troutman
This book gives many examples of failed predictions. Takes some of the pressure off all of the predictions we hear today. Makes you think. Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by J W Johnson
It is frustrating to not be able to give this book 10 stars, or 20, or 50. Of the almost 2,000 books I have read over my 60 years, "Future Babble" is, without a doubt, in the Top... Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by Book-Movie-Music Lover
Well researched, well argued and well written. As someone who works as a subject matter expert I found Future Babble to be both insightful and at times amusing. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Phillip Slater
I listened to the audio book and loved it. The subject matter and studies were fascinating. It did seem he spent a little too long hitting on the same points over and over, but I... Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by Karli Winters
This book not only establishes that "expert" predictions of future trends are usually just extensions of current trends (and thus, almost always wrong), but also capably... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Alan K. Cochran
I was a precocious child. I was very confident with myself. I used to do this thing to emphasize my point. Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by J. Edgar Mihelic