Future Files: 5 Trends that Will Shape the Next 50 Years

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2008 - Psychology - 306 pages
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Wlliam Gladwell meets Alvin Toffler in this lively, provocative and witty look at our possible futures. Filled with provocative forecasts about how the world might change in the next half century Future Files examines emerging patterns and developments in society, technology, economy, and business, and makes educated speculations as to where they might take us. It is indispensable to business analysts, strategists and organisations who need to stay ahead of the game as well as providing rich and fascinating material for dinner party conversations.Will machines become more intelligent than humans, and even be able to 'read' our minds? Will food in our fridge speak to each other using radio waves, then come up with options for tonight's menu? Is there a looming environmental crisis where Planet Earth is doomed? Would you like a pill that improves your memory? ...Or a moistened tissue that could erase a bad day?
  

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Review: Future Files: 5 Trends That Will Shape the Next 50 Years

User Review  - Joel - Goodreads

Lots of interesting ideas about what the future's going to hold. Perhaps not as profound as Alvin Toffler's books but a bit more entertaining. Read full review

Review: Future Files: 5 Trends That Will Shape the Next 50 Years

User Review  - Sofyandi Sedar - Goodreads

I think this is a good book about shape of the future. It is inevitable that global warming, increase on traveling, and increase on tax is change our lives. So I recommend this book for people who like to know what trend that can be happen in near future (10-50 years ahead). Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
4
5 trends that will transform society
14
Society and Culture
16
5 trends that will transform science and technology
38
Science and Technology
40
5 trends that will transform politics
60
Government and Politics
62
5 trends that will transform media
90
5 trends that will transform retail
190
Retail and Shopping
192
5 trends that will transform healthcare
214
Healthcare and Medicine
216
5 trends that will transform travel
238
Travel and Tourism
240
5 trends that will transform work
258
Work and Business
260

Media and Entertainment
92
5 trends that will transform financial services
116
Money and Financial Services
118
5 trends that will transform transport
144
Automotive and Transport
146
5 trends that will transform food
168
Food and Drink
170
Conclusions
276
5 things that wont change over the next 50 years
284
Sources
288
Acknowledgments
292
Index
294
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\Joseph O'Connor is a Master trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the author of sixteen books, including the international bestseller Introducing NLP. He is originally from London, UK and moved to Brazil at the beginning of 2001. He founded Lambent do Brasil, a company specialising in business coaching, training, and consultancy in Sao Paulo. He is also the co-founder and President of the International Coaching Community (ICC), a worldwide network of trained coaches. Clients that he has trained and coached include: BT, UNIDO, BA, HP Invent, and Interbrew. ICC has NLP trainers all over the world - Europe, North and South America, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. O'Connor's books have been published in twenty languages.

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