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A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

by Jorgen Randers

<p>Forty years ago, <em>The Limits to Growth</em> study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the ...

ISBN: 9781603584227

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7 Deadly Scenarios

A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century

by Andrew Krepinevich

A global pandemic finds millions swarming across the U.S. border. Major American cities are leveled by black-market nukes. China’s growing civil unrest ignites a global showdown. Pakistan’s collapse leads to a hunt for its nuclear weapons. What ...

ISBN: 9780553905618

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Afrofuturism 2.0

The Rise of Astro-Blackness

by Grace Gipson, Ken McLeod, tobias c. van Veen & others

<span><span>The ideas and practices related to afrofuturism have existed for most of the 20th century, especially in the north American African diaspora community. After Mark Dery coined the word "afrofuturism" in 1993, Alondra Nelson as a ...

ISBN: 9781498510516

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After Progress

Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age

by John Michael Greer

<p>Progress is not just a goal in the West—it's a religion. Most people believe in its inherent value as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our faith in progress drives the popular insistence that

ISBN: 9781550925869

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After SETI Then What?

by Robert Stetson

<p>We’re looking in all the wrong ways for intelligent life in space, but, what if we found it? Would they be friendly? Would they give us all the magic they have learned to perform? Would they enrich our lives?</p><p>Even if they just said ...

ISBN: 9781301337415

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All You Need to Know About Disability is on Star Trek

by Ilana Lehmann

<p>How many psychiatric diagnoses can we pin on Lt. Barclay?<br />Did Seven of Nine have autism?<br />How many wheelchairs were there on Star Trek?<br />Did Janeway have an addiction?<br />Who is the most unethical doctor in ...

ISBN: 9780990454014

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Are Humans Obsolete?

by Jim Hull

<p>Today machines can outplay us at chess, perform surgeries, manage airports, design buildings, act in films. Soon they&apos;ll compete with us in nearly every field. Will this cause mass layoffs and riots? Or will we benefit? ... Plus a clear ...

ISBN: 9781452309262

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Between Two Ages

The 21st Century and the Crisis of Meaning

by William Van Dusen Wishard

<P>"In Between Two Ages, Van Wishard has provided us with a masterful synthesis of the main currents of history, ranging over the centuries with an expert´s eye to identify the key trends in economics, technology and culture that have led us to ...

ISBN: 9781462829170

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Big Disconnect

The Story of Technology and Loneliness

by Giles Slade

Smart phones and social media sites may be contemporary fixations, but using technology to replace face-to-face interactions is not a new cultural phenomenon. Throughout our history, intimacy with machines has often supplanted mutual human ...

ISBN: 9781616145965

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Boys

by Mike Spiritfair Marty

<p>Sustainable, necessary rejuvenation is correlated to living bewailing nothing.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781370480630

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Burning the Page

The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

by Jason Merkoski

<p><strong>A groundbreaking vision on the future of reading, from an early innovator on Amazon's Kindle team.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Is digital the death knell for print?</li> <li>Or will it reinvigorate the written word? </li> <li>What will ...

ISBN: 9781402288821

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Change Here Now

Permaculture Solutions for Personal and Community Transformation

by Adam Brock

Award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist Adam Brock draws from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over to present more than eighty proven solutions for building healthy ...

ISBN: 9781623170653

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Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush: The Best of the Archdruid Report

by John Michael Greer

<p>Since 2006, author John Michael Greer has been sharing his perspectives on the fate of industrial civilization and more on his weekly blog, The Archdruid Report. His writing, both highly engaging and rooted in a depth of broad scholarship, ...

ISBN: 9781310831843

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Cultural Maturity

A Guidebook for the Future (With an Introduction to the Ideas of Creative Systems Theory)

by Charles M Johnston, MD

"Cultural Maturity: A Guidebook for the Future" is the most detailed of three new future- related works by the author. It looks deeply at how the most important challenges ahead for the species will require not just better ideas, but new human ...

ISBN: 9780974715483

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Dancing at the Edge

Competence, Culture and Organization in the 21st Century

by Graham Leicester & Maureen O'Hara

<p>In his 1980 essay, <em>The World of Tomorrow and the Person of Tomorrow</em>, the psychologist Carl Rogers contemplated the future. He described those who would usher in this new era as people with the capacity to understand, bring about and ...

ISBN: 9781908009289

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Dark Age America

Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead

by John Michael Greer

<div>After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today’s industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion. The ...

ISBN: 9781550926286

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Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age

by Christopher M. Moreman & A. David Lewis

<p>With DeadSocial™ one can create messages to be published to social networks after death. Facebook's "If I Die" enables users to create a video or text message for posthumous publication. Twitter _LIVESON accounts will keep tweeting even after

ISBN: 9781440831331

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Eco-Nihilism

The Philosophical Geopolitics of the Climate Change Apocalypse

by Wendy Lynne Lee

<span><span>If we were to ask what is the root cause of our current and unprecedented environmental crisis, climate change, many, particularly on the progressive Left, would refer to the excesses of capitalism—and they’d be right. In ...

ISBN: 9780739176894

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Ecotechnic Future

by John Michael Greer

n response to the coming impact of peak oil John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world - not returning to the past but creating a society that supports relatively advanced ...

ISBN: 9781550924398

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Entering the Shift Age

The End of the Information Age and the New Era of Transformation

by David Houle

Praise for David Houle <p> "Houle breaks down big ideas into easily digestible, entertaining small bites...Crack this book open whenever globalization's gotten you down."-Slate.com. <p> "The Shift Age lifts us out of the rapids of techno-change ...

ISBN: 9781402272189

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