Megachange by D. Franklin
The World in 2050 (The Economist)

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...if you want to know what the world might actually be like in 2050 you'd do better to browse in the science fiction and fantasy section of your local online retailer...
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A look at the fundamental trends that are changing the world, from the experts at The Economist

"Megatrends" are great forces in societal development that have profound impacts on states, markets, and civil society in the now and for the years to come. They can effectively be employed as a starting point for analyzing our world. Megachange: The World in 2050 looks at these sweeping, fundamental trends that are changing the world faster than at any time in human history.

Including chapters on approximately twenty of these "megatrends," each elegantly outlined by contributors from The Economist, and rich in supporting facts and graphics, the book is a compelling read as well as a valuable research and reference tool.

Groups the "megatrends" that are shaping our world into several categories: People, Life and Death, Economy and Business, and Knowledge Each trend is covered in a concise but detailed chapter written by an expert from The Economist Edited by Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist

Packed with important information about the forces that shape our world, Megachange is a fascinating new look to the future from the experts at The Economist.

 

About D. Franklin

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Daniel Franklin is executive editor and business-affairs editor of The Economist. He is also the editor of The Economist's annual publication on the year ahead, The World in....John Andrews has written for The Economist for more than 30 years and is deputy editor of The World in?. He is the author of The Economist Book of Isms.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Wiley. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Will Self on Mar 21 2012

...if you want to know what the world might actually be like in 2050 you'd do better to browse in the science fiction and fantasy section of your local online retailer...

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Reviewed by Henry Krempels on Mar 17 2012

...it is an intriguing and at times uplifting set of essays on why we shouldn't completely fear for our children.

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