Future Files A Brief History of the Next 50 Years

ISBN-10: 1857885341
ISBN-13: 9781857885347
Edition: 2009
Authors: Richard Watson
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 12/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This text looks at several possible futures and how the world might change in the next half-century. Richard Watson examines emerging patterns and developments in society, technology, the economy, media, health care and business, and draws educated and entertaining conclusions as to where they might take us.

Preface to the new edition
The 5 most important trends for the next 50 years
Introduction
Society and Culture: why we'll take longer baths in the future
Science and Technology: the rise of the machines
Government and Politics: us and them
Media and Entertainment: have it your way
Money and Financial Services: everyone is a bank
Automotive and Transport: the end of the road as we know it
Food and Drink: faster and slower
Retail and Shopping: what we'll buy when we've got it already
Healthcare and Medicine: older and wiser
Travel and Tourism: "sorry, this country is full"
Work and Business: the new right-brain economy
Conclusions: where to next?
5 things that won't change over the next 50 years
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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