25 Things You Need to Know About the Future Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Fascinating & at the same time scary.
Politicians and corporations, both past & present, continue to promote the idea to 'blind-folded' populations and consumers that the party will never end. Everything is great now, forget about the future - and, don't bother about the mess, someone else will clean it up!
Personally, I would recommend this to be compulsory reading for any students from High School entry onwards. The youth/students of today are the people who have the opportunity to raise these issues with the present-day parents and adults who will be or are currently acting in manners that will affect their very future & the sustainability of a healthy lifestyle.
This is a very clearly written book about future possibilities. Again the word to emphasize is 'possibilities'
Barnatt is a UK Professor of Computing and Future Studies. I first met him online when I visited his site Explaining the Future. There, he explains difficult topics in well designed video's in clear language. The book is a great help to see the bigger picture behind the video's and to get in touch with the latest research. Being a futurist myself (and not a scientist), I rely heavily on solid scientific research for my work, and Barnatt definitely provides it.
PS If you like the book, you like the tweets as well: @ChrisBarnatt
Speaking of which, I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who wants to write near future science fiction based on the real world.
Also, it would be a good read for someone who's interested in what the near future might bring.