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Futurevision: scenarios for the world in 2040 [Kindle Edition]

Richard Watson , Oliver Freeman

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'A rich, provocative, imaginative, and rigorous guide to thinking about the future' --Peter Schwartz, futurist and co-founder of the Global Business Network

'In 2040, shops will talk to you before you even enter them. Your reputation will precede you like a criminal record and the world you move through will be covered in smart dust ... If you want to know more about what life will be like in 2040, this analysis of four major scenarios [is] highly readable, entertaining, thought-provoking and full of informed forecasts it would be foolish to ignore.' --Caroline Baum

'Reads like a slick business lecture but also draws on such diverse sources as E.M. Forster and Blaise Pascal. --The Age

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The future is not what it used to be. In this volatile era, with the world changing rapidly, people are more curious than ever to know what lies ahead.



Will relentless consumerism end up destroying our planet? Or can science and technology allow us to innovate our way out of trouble? Perhaps a greater social consciousness and community-based living will take over — or, conversely, the competition for limited resources may result in everyone fighting for themselves.



Drawing on these four possible futures, Richard Watson and Oliver Freeman invite us to examine critically the risks and opportunities to come. They discuss the key factors, trends, critical uncertainties, and wildcards that will shape the future, guiding us to a greater awareness of long-term problems and possible solutions — and empowering us not only to adapt to what might happen, but also to shape our future and to generate change.



It’s impossible to know for certain what the future holds, but we can remove some of its surprises by engaging in a meaningful debate about the choices we face now. This book shows us how.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 824 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1922070092
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications (29 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009HIOY9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #221,328 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Watson spends most of his time thinking. He works with various governments, corporations and nonprofit organisations on strategic foresight and scenario planning projects. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and other events worldwide. He has recently returned to the UK after 8 years living in Sydney.

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5.0 out of 5 stars addictive title 25 Jan 2013
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A great scenario based, thought provoking, science fact look at the world we might have in 2040.

Written in an engaging narrative style Watson and Freeman allow a fusion of their thought provoking images of possible futures and your imagination. From a utopic positive future to a dark fearful picture of humanity, each of the scenarios dare you to imagine you living through in them!
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