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The Meaning Of The 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint&hellip by James Martin
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4.0 out of 5 stars Futures thinking, 18 Jan 2011
This is a very wide-ranging and stimulating overview of the big issues facing us in the coming century - written five years ago, but in no way dated. James Martin is a hugely successful businessman who has turned his thoughts and energies to framing and confronting these challenges in a long-term context. He has put his money where his mouth is, substantially funding research at Oxford University on the same themes.

Martin's list of challenges is a long and intimidating one. Some are quite familiar, such as population growth, poverty and terrorism. Others are less so, for example transhumanism - the opportunities which are opening up for integrating silicon into our bodies to… Read more