A Vital Blueprint For Ensuring Our Future
A devastating analysis of where our world is headed, and a powerful prescription for change. From the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of THE WIRED SOCIETY.
James Martin, one of the world's most widely respected authorities on the impact of technology on society, argues that we are living at a turning point in human history. 'We are travelling at breakneck speed into an era of extremes - extremes of wealth and poverty, extremes in technology, extremes in globalization. If we are to survive, we must learn how to manage them all.' Although we face huge challenges and conflicts, Martin argues that it is in the scientific breakthroughs of the new century that we will find new hope. In a clear, penetrating and insightful style he addresses the key questions of our age and proposes an interconnected set of solutions to its problems.
“A wonderful book...a privilege to read.”
Lord Rees, President of the Royal Society
“A fire bell warning...Any political or business leader (or young person) eager to make history should begin by reading James Martin's hopeful and crucial blueprint.”
Hernando De Soto, author of THE MYSTERY OF CAPITAL
“Sensational. Every warning is rooted in clear data, and each is counterbalanced with available or foreseeable choices.”
William Stevenson, author of THE MAN CALLED INTREPID
“To survive the difficult 21st century we will need all that technology can offer, but in addition we need the optimistic belief in it that James Martin's book provides.”
James Lovelock, author of GAIA: A NEW LOOK AT LIFE ON EARTH
“On rare occasions a special book introduces a vital new idea into the public consciousness. This is one of those books.”
Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and author of TOMORROW'S PEOPLE