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Communicating with the Future: How Re-engineering Intentions Will Alter the Master Code of Our Future Paperback – 2011
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Our journey into the future is never ending. It begins at the moment of our birth and continues forever. Until now, we have viewed ourselves as “victims” of the future, having to accept whatever life dishes out for us. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. This book is based on breakthrough tools and techniques that you can use to gain some measure of control over the future. Unlike books of mysticism that require a leap of faith, "Communicating with the Future" is based on a well-established cutting edge business practices. And yes, this is a proven methodology for controlling the future... well, parts of it.
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Even though it is a relatively short book it's probably five times longer than it needs to be. It does start out on a high note, though, which is why I give it two stars.
The author begins by explaining that we communicate with and create the future by putting down ideas (a vision of how the future can be) today and that, with time, certain ideas will gain support, be built upon and eventually turn into reality. (Looking at the old Star Trek episodes we can see examples of this.) The visionary uses "attractors" to help clarify the vision and let people latch onto it. The vision-attractor duo gets the ball on the future rolling today and help it to build steam and become a future reality. This was interesting. And this takes us through chapter 3, which is where I would stop were I reading it again. (And I'd cut out over half of what's in these first three chapters.)
The book is begging to be structured better. (And it aches from grammar mistakes!)
The author should use the first chapter to lay out the framework (such that it is) that the rest of the book will then fill in. It was confusing because the author did not apply his own framework to his predictions in a systematic way. Instead, he bounces between explaining his framework and telling us his version of the future. This causes him to do a poor job of both explaining how he thinks about the future and what he thinks about it.
Along the way there are side trips that drone on about drones, drop us into a hole of holes and introduce us to the future free-lance worker-explorer, the Terabyter, who is likely loosely affiliated with a work colony.
How about incorporating some economic theory (or any theory) as a guide to seeing the future?
I really did want to like this.
Dr. Frey ventures where few have ever intellectually ventured and makes you think and ponder, sowing inspirational seeds and creating a thirst for more knowledge in all his endeavors.
This is one book worth reading and studying and, I hope, is a base for future expansion of the expressed ideas, philosophy and thoughts.
Buy it, read it, and learn.
Judith Briles,Show Me About Book Publishing: Survive and Thrive in Today's Literary Jungle