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The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasinglycomplex and Unpredictable Future

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Despite all of societys advances, our problems proliferate. Wars abound, environmental degradation accelerates, economies topple overnight, and pandemics such as AIDS and tuberculosis continue to spread. The Internet and other media help to disseminate knowledge, but theyve also created an “info-glut” and left us too little time to process it. Whats more, advances in technology have made the world so bewilderingly fast-paced and complex that fewer people are able even to grasp the problems, let alone generate solutions. That space between the problems that arise and our ability to solve them is “the ingenuity gap,” and as we careen towards an increasingly harried and hectic future, the gap seems only to widen.

As he explores the possible consequences of this gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon offers an absorbing assessment of the state of the world and our ability to fix it. Culling from an astounding array of fields-from economics to evolution, political science to paleontology, computers to communications -he integrates his vast knowledge into an accessible and engaging argument. This is a book with profound implications for everyone that we can ill afford to ignore.

About the Author

Thomas Homer-Dixon is Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Environment, Scarcity, and Violence. He lives in Toronto.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713286
Author:
Homer-Dixon, Thomas F.
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Homer-Dixon, Thomas F.
Author:
Thomas Homer-Dixon
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Future Studies
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Subject:
science;politics;non-fiction;technology;environment;innovation;current affairs;sociology;future;social change
Subject:
science;technology;politics;non-fiction;environment;innovation;current affairs;sociology;social change;future;economics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.14x5.16x1.00 in. 1.00 lbs.

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