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on September 21, 2012
Well written, and avoids the usual 'were all doomed' or 'technology will save us' flaws of many other pure prediction books. Tries to justify the conclusions with hard facts about where we were, where we are and extrapolates out from there, with some good insights as to when a simple extrapolation wont work and why. An enjoyable read.
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on August 12, 2012
The book is a compilation of average journalistic articles about changes happening around us. No real insight as to what can be expected and what will be the real long-term and concrete impact from these changes. Try reading bold and insightful authors like Ray Kurzweil instead.
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on September 11, 2014
Problem with this book that some developments have moved on. And Sustainability is the elephant in the room.
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on July 30, 2012
I actually loved the book, despite its dry style (those Brits sure can write dry prose! :-)) In any case, it is a really interesting book about the future. Definitely worth a read as it is a serious, non-sensationalistic look at what can happen by 2050. A lot of things would stay the same, BTW, and that actually seems likely.
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on August 23, 2012
It is a poor and simplistic view of THE PRESENT, it really does not live up to its title..profoundly disapointed
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on September 25, 2012
The future may be bright or scary. This collection of articles gives you data and the projections of a broad spectrum of journalists and thinkers. You may not agree with their projections but they will give you the data to consider and think. Depending on your views and attitude the future maybe very exciting and bright.
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on September 23, 2012
The collection of articles is good, very Economist style. Not overly scientific but reasonably well documented. Nice reading as a base to further study if so desired.
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on August 5, 2012
This book is a must regardless of the business you are in. It's full with statistics and facts to help you iluminate your analysis and research.
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on August 14, 2012
Changes your perception from gloom to boom about the future. A very good look at today's problems and how they can actually end up being turned into something positive.
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