Megachange the world in 2050

May 06, Jessica Gaskin marked it as to-read Shelves: The World in looks at these sweeping, fundamental trends that are changing the world faster than at any time in human history. I have downloaded this book after listening to an extremely interesting presentation by Dr Bellini Futurist at my work's annual conference. John Andrews has written for The Economist for more than 30 years and is deputy editor of The World in?.

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Definitely worth a read as it is a serious, non-sensationalistic look at what can happen by Most of what this work describes is anything that might be spit out by hour news channels without much long-term study: I said I was slowly working my through it, and that is not because it is not interesting-quite the contrary, it is one of the most stimulating books I have read in quite aw As a change of pace from the fiction that I usually read, I have been slowly working my way through Megachange: Book publishers, art dealers and film producers will still play the biggest role in what gets bought, read, contemplated and listened to.

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I can't wait to read more. Many of the developments, particularly in technology, have already started and are science fact rather than fiction.

I suppose it's hardly surprising that those who write for a magazine called "The Economist" are so sold on the notion that sheer quantity is itself a sufficient measure of the good life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

His talk left me inspired to learn more about what we already know of our future world. Even though you may not be all that interested in reading the whole book I do encourage you to at least dip into the final chapters which give their main predictions.

I suppose it isn't that surprising that Ridley should be the figurehead on this particular ship of fools: Lists with This Book.

Actually, I think Morton is quite right to dismiss the "big problem — big solution" to global warming that's been enshrined by the unachievable targets of Kyoto and Copenhagen, but although he also honestly sets out the unknowable future course of such warming, he shies away from considering in hard environmental terms what the International Panel on Climate Change's upper range of temperature forecasts will mean — and not just for business, but you, me, and most pertinently, the Sudanese woman dragging her way through desertification to the nearest empty well.

Megachange: The World in by Daniel Franklin

In addition to giving interesting predictions, the book gives a very good look at current trends and statistics, covering everything from population and gender roles to the uses of technology and economic development. But while quantifiers almost always make lousy futurologists there are qualifiers who are often very good at it indeed. Including chapters on approximately twenty of these "megatrends," each elegantly outlined by contributors from The Economistand rich in supporting facts and graphics, the book is a compelling read as well as a valuable research and reference tool.

As well as editing this round-up of seers' views of the four decades ahead, he and his co-editor John Andrews are also responsible for the Economist's annual publication on the coming year "The World in …".

I have downloaded this book after listening to an extremely interesting presentation by Dr Bellini Futurist at my work's annual conference. Both of these offer an enormous reduction in costs to the average person while improving their lives and life expectancies.

Megachange: The World in 2050

Even the simple concept of the effects of price inflation in a fiat based economy is barely discussed. The reward of the entire book was the dispelling of the gloomy outlook viz a viz climate change, robotics etc in the final two chapters. It lacks depth and tries to make for it by including all and everything. Jul 26, Mark J Easton rated it liked it. Ed Gouldstone rated it liked it Oct 21, Perhaps it's this workaday familiarity with the imperfections of futurology that makes Franklin so keen to distance himself from any great likelihood of being right.

There is no mention of certain seemingly inevitable trends even if it is simply to disprove their likelihood such as: It succinctly summed up much of the negative Zeitgeist you find everywhere these days, and managed to put a positive spin on future developments which Hhe found highly refreshing.

Read more reviews at Brendasbookshelf hte. A look at the fundamental trends that are changing the world, from the experts at The Economist "Megatrends" are great forces in societal development that have profound impacts on states, markets, and civil society in the now and for the years to come.

They can effectively be employed as a starting point for analyzing our world.

Megachange: The World in 2050 edited by Daniel Franklin and John Andrews – review

Preview — Megachange by Daniel Franklin. To counter Franklin's rather nutty point about Brailsford in it is sufficient only to observe that between the publication of The Battle of Dorking in and the beginning of the first world war some novels anticipating conflict between Britain and Germany were published in English alone — so many megachanye of the coming Armageddon that they constitute an entire sub-genre of late Victorian and Edwardian scientific romance called "invasion literature".

Nov 06, Ton Nguyen rated it liked it Shelves: Bloggers and podcasters and tweeters have shaken up purveyors of news, but not replaced them. Apr 28, Florin Pitea rated it really liked it.

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