- File Size: 6634 KB
- Print Length: 393 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 28, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IPYYJMI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,237,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Imagine A New Future: Creating Greatness for All Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Never been to the Oktoberfest festival in Munich, no problem. Share the experience with a couple from Bavaria, without the airports and plane ride.
We've all heard the expression "knowledge is power." Dan's future puts "power" in reach for everyone on our planet, leveling the playing field while rising the overall strength of our society.
So while reading this book, be sure to immerse yourself in Dan's examples - this will be all of us in the future. I think "greatness for all" is coming sooner than any of us expect.
Many thanks to Dan Abelow for sharing his thought provoking vision and tangible technology to the world.
Despite his unfailingly positive outlook, Abelow is hardly a pollyanna -- and his book is much more than a feel-good puff piece. In it, he addresses tough topics including personal responsibility and the boundaries of ethical sharing, the evolving role of government, and new business imperatives (among them, his assertion that the consumer herself becomes the primary marketing gatekeeper echoes some of my own work from several years ago) while presenting perspectives on how a fully digital planet can tackle (or at least sidestep) the Industrial Era challenges affecting our world today: overpopulation, dwindling natural resources, stark inequality and so on.
Abelow uses snappy prose and engaging scenario-based storytelling to get his points across and make them stick. Careful readers can immerse themselves in his rich and detailed world, while more casual readers (those more familiar with current and near-term trends in digital transformation, key futurist concepts like the singularity, or Abelow's own previously published thought leadership) benefit from well-designed call outs, sidebars and Abelow's signature visuals. I'd recommend this book for anyone curious about the future shape of society (not just technology, but society itself) -- especially those more than a little weary of cautionary tales of distopian futures.
I loved the graphics and the way he designed the book. It makes for a very quick read initially. Then I went back and read it all the way through enjoying the detail and wit he uses in his elegant and fun writing style. Then, those same graphics helped for a quick reivew as I skimmed through it yet again. This is a very good book that will help stretch your mind to see what is possible now and how you can leverage the best to make life better.
Get this book. Get it now. Through the ideas expressed here, you'll be able to make your life better and develop a solid, reasoned approach to living better. Don't let this pass you by. You'll be glad you invested to get this book.
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