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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
by Peter H Diamandis
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The andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling and#8220;manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the worldand#8217;s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and... (read more)

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Fourth Turning (97 Edition)
Fourth Turning (97 Edition)
by William Strauss
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Who Owns the Future? (13 Edition)
Who Owns the Future? (13 Edition)
by Jaron Lanier
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Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the worldand#8217;s most brilliant thinkers. andlt;I andgt;Who Owns the Future?andlt;/Iandgt; is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous... (read more)

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Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century
Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century
by Mark Leonard
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Those who believe Europe is weak, ineffectual and sclerotic are wrong. Europe might look frail and feeble against American military might, but that expression of power is shallow and narrow. Or so says Mark Leonard, one of Europe's brightest new policy... (read more)

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Who Owns the Future?
Who Owns the Future?
by Jaron Lanier
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A scientist well known for his virtual reality research, Jaron Lanier is one of the most influential people of these times. In his new book, he peers into the ways network technologies are concentrating wealth while reducing overall growth, threatening... (read more)

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Pedagogy of the Heart
Pedagogy of the Heart
by Paulo Freire
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This book represents some of the last writings by Paulo Freire, who has been acclaimed one of the most important educators of the twentieth century. Pedagogy of the Heart is filled with Freire's reminiscences of his early life and meditations &quot... (read more)

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The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis
The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis
by Jeremy Rifkin
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"One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day" (Utne Reader) delivers his boldest work in this erudite, tough-minded, and far-reaching manifesto. Never has the world seemed so completely united-in the form of communication, commerce, and culture... (read more)

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Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
by James Barrat
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A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013 Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the “smart” in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of... (read more)

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Hamlet on the Holodeck : the Future of Narrative in Cyberspace (97 Edition)
Hamlet on the Holodeck : the Future of Narrative in Cyberspace (97 Edition)
by Janet H. Murray
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Acclaimed by practitioners and theorists alike, this classic statement of the aesthetics of digital media shows how the computer is reshaping the stories we live by.... (read more)

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Short History of Future (3RD 99 Edition)
Short History of Future (3RD 99 Edition)
by W. Warren Wagar
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W. Warren Wagar's A Short History of the Future is a memoir of postmodern times, cast as a history. This powerful and visionary book is narrated by a far-future historian, Peter Jensen, who leaves this account of the world from the 1990s to the opening... (read more)

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Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century on Ea
Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century on Ea
by Martin J Rees
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A scientist known for unraveling the complexities of the universe over millions of years, Sir Martin Rees now warns that humankind is potentially the maker of its own demise--and that of the cosmos. Though the twenty-first century could be the critical... (read more)

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The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-But Some Don't
by Nate Silver
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Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger — all by the time he was thirty. The New York Times now publishes... (read more)

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Ecotechnic Future (09 Edition)
Ecotechnic Future (09 Edition)
by Greer
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“[John Michael] Greer’s work is nothing short of brilliant. He has the multidisciplinary smarts to deeply understand our human dilemma as we stand on the verge of the inevitable collapse of industrialism. And he wields uncommon writing... (read more)

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The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives (Vintage)
The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives (Vintage)
by Jared Cohen
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In the next decade, five billion new people will come online, posing for our world a host of new opportunities—and dangers. Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen traveled to thirty-five countries, including some of the world’s most... (read more)

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The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050
The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050
by Joel Kotkin
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A visionary social thinker reveals how the addition of one hundred million Americans by midcentury will transform the way we live, work, and prosper. In stark contrast to the rest of the world's advanced nations, the United States is growing at a record... (read more)

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The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
by James Howard Kunstler
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James Howard Kunstler's The Long Emergency was an underground hit, going into nine printings of the hardcover edition. His shocking vision for our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders and was the subject of much... (read more)

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Who Owns the Future?
Who Owns the Future?
by Jaron Lanier
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THE DAZZLING NEW MASTERWORK FROM THE PROPHET OF SILICON VALLEY Jaron Lanier is the bestselling author of You Are Not a Gadget, the father of virtual reality, and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. For decades, Lanier has drawn on his... (read more)

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The Spiritual Imperative: Sex, Age, and Caste Move the Future
The Spiritual Imperative: Sex, Age, and Caste Move the Future
by Lawrence H. Taub
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Copernicus and Galileo's sun-centered model of the solar system gave us our view of space. Newton and Einstein's mechanical and electromagnetic models of the universe gave us our view of nature. Can the human condition be captured with a similarly... (read more)

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The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility
The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility
by Stewart Brand
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Using the designing and building of the Clock of the Long Now as a framework, this is a book about the practical use of long time perspective: how to get it, how to use it, how to keep it in and out of sight. Here are the central questions it inspires... (read more)

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Between Security and Insecurity
Between Security and Insecurity
by Ivan Klima
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A discussion of the changes in thinking and behaviour at the turn of the millennium. It considers the main values in human society that must be preserved and tries to identify the people who are seeking to transform consumer values into genuine values... (read more)

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