A Brief History of the Future

Titre : A Brief History of the Future
Auteur : Jacques Attali
Éditeur : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9781628721331
Libération : 2013-12-13

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What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or in this nuclear world bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now.

A Brief History of the Future

Titre : A Brief History of the Future
Auteur : John Naughton
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781474602778
Libération : 2015-09-24

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The Internet is the most remarkable thing human beings have built since the Pyramids. John Naughton's book intersperses wonderful personal stories with an authoritative account of where the Net actually came from, who invented it and why and where it might be taking us. Most of us have no idea how the Internet works, or who created it. Even fewer have any idea what it means for society and the future. In a cynical age, John Naughton has not lost his capacity for wonder. He examines the nature of his own enthusiasm for technology and traces its roots in his lonely childhood and in his relationship with his father. A Brief History of the Future is an intensely personal celebration of vision and altruism, ingenuity and determination and, above all, of the power of ideas, passionately felt, to change the world.

A Brief History of Tomorrow

Titre : A Brief History of Tomorrow
Auteur : Jonathan Margolis
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN-13 : 0747553351
Libération : 2001

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From nano-robots to body transplants, Jonathon Margolis presents a popular and accessible exploration of the next hundred years.

A Brief History of the Future

Titre : A Brief History of the Future
Auteur : John Naughton
Éditeur : Orion Publishing Company
ISBN-13 : 075381093X
Libération : 2000

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1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the Internet. John Naughton writes about this remarkable feature of modern life in much the same way that Nick Hornby writes about football. The book is witty, insightful and based upon his own experiences.

A Brief History of the Future

Titre : A Brief History of the Future
Auteur : Stephen Clarke
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781446463987
Libération : 2011-07-07

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What if teleportation was really possible? Englishman Richie Fisher is about to find out ... Richie and his wife Clara have won a weekend in New York in a newspaper competition. While Clara is off blowing their spending money, Richie wanders aimlessly, chewing on a veggie-burger, ending up in a gift-shop where he finds himself standing in front of an instant transporter machine. It looks nothing like the open-plan teleporter on Captain Kirk's Starship Enterprise; in fact, it seems more like a glorified microwave oven. Richie places his burger inside, hits the return key on the linked-up computer - and the burger disappears. But if he can teleport a half-eaten veggie-burger, what else could you do with the machine? For criminals, the possibilities are endless. Who could catch you if you beamed drugs into nostrils a hundred miles away? And how much would illegal immigrants pay to be teleported into the rich host country of their choice? Richie buys a teleporter and takes it back to England, where the chaos begins ...

Future Files

Titre : Future Files
Auteur : Richard Watson
Éditeur : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781857884579
Libération : 2010-11-26

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Will prove indispensable to business planners and strategists, and anyone else that is curious about the future.

A Brief History of the Future of Libraries

Titre : A Brief History of the Future of Libraries
Auteur : Gregg Sapp
Éditeur : Scarecrow Press
ISBN-13 : 0810841967
Libération : 2002

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As we enter a new millennium, librarianship and other information professions are swept up in a period of rapid, almost frantic, change. But while there is widespread recognition that libraries in the future will be vastly different from what we know today, precisely how this change will occur is and always has been a matter of considerable speculation. To this end, Gregg Sapp has analyzed library-based predictions made between 1978, the year F.W. Lancaster published Toward Paperless Information Systems, and 1999;and compared them with seminal works published since 1876, the publication of the first issue of American Library Journal. Includes [between 500 and 700] annotated entries.

A Brief History of the Future

Titre : A Brief History of the Future
Auteur : Oona Strathern
Éditeur : Robinson Publishing
ISBN-13 : 1845292189
Libération : 2007-01-01

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Whether for economic, personal, or political reasons, people have always wanted to know what the future will bring, and there have been no lack of people to tell us. "A Brief History of the Future" chronicles the most influential futurists over the years, from Delphi's virgin visionaries, to pop futurists, science fiction writers, trend gurus, and evolutionary experts.

A Brief History of Pakistan

Titre : A Brief History of Pakistan
Auteur : James Wynbrandt
Éditeur : Infobase Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9780816061846
Libération : 2009-01-01

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Introduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world's countries, with each volume covering a specific country and offering a concise history of the struggles and triumphs of the peoples and cultures that have called that country home.

Homo Deus

Titre : Homo Deus
Auteur : Yuval Noah Harari
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781473545373
Libération : 2016-09-08

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**From the author of the number 1 global bestseller Sapiens** **The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller** Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out – but immortality is in. What does our future hold? Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? 'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow