Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow [Updated & Expanded 2015 Edition]
Winner of the 2014 Bellwether Award, Foresight 20/20 takes readers into the future with more than ten different scenarios, illustrating the rapid changes happening in areas as diverse as energy and health care by the year 2020.
The forces transforming tomorrow are profound, powerful, and accelerating. The Internet, social networks, crowd-sourcing, gaming dynamics, new information and communication technologies, robotics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are all converging to transform everything from agriculture, energy, education, and law enforcement to health care, manufacturing, retail, and transportation.
In Foresight 20/20, professional futurists and business forecasters Jack Uldrich and Simon Anderson have developed eleven scenarios designed to aid the reader in understanding how a variety of technological trends are transforming the world of tomorrow. The trends are exciting and scary, positive and negative, prosaic and profound, and will impact both one's personal and professional life. As Cervantes said centuries ago, ''Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.'' Foresight 20/20 goes one step further and not only prepares the reader for victory but also instills the confidence necessary to create tomorrow's victories.