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

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Nicholas Brealey Pub., 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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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

Gets a lot of the economic parts right ( I suspect it had all already started to happen however, so he ' predicted ' it. The analysis still very good ) No so good on the technological. Read full review

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Freakonomics with a crystal ball, Future Files by Richard Watson is a fascinating, if sometimes unsettling look into how our world will evolve in the next five decades. No segment of society is free ... Read full review

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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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