The Future Now

The Future Now

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This text contains a collection of predictions by distinguished academics and writers on what the world will be like in the first 50 years of the 21st century. Predictions are made in the areas of society, the economy, politics, geography and more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 165 x 242 x 36mm | 762g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0297842714
  • 9780297842712

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Perhaps this kind of collection is a bit inevitable at the end of the 20th century, and with the dawn of a new millennium encroaching upon us. Do we, in fact, need any more writing on the subject? Well, this is a thorough examination of some of the leading questions of our age, written with the larger consequences in mind. Predictions can be a bit hit and miss, seductive or scary, but the essays on offer are more than convincing. They guide us expertly through such topics as cosmology, religion, moral values, the media, even disease and manipulative reproduction, setting forth views which are provocative, fresh and intelligent. Surprisingly concise, considering it gets through all of this, plus the history of the universe and tribal warfare in less than 500 pages. Plenty to think about, well into the next century. (Kirkus UK)show more

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