A Glimpse of the Future: Technology Forecasts for Global Strategists

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910436311
  • Publisher: Conway Data
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Role of Futurism
Understanding forecasting and futurism 1
Futurism and management 3
II. Highlights of Current Forecasts
Developments expected within the first decade (0 to 10 years) 9
Genetic science revolution 9
Anti-pollution crusade 10
Super metro areas 10
Global communications 12
A new global society 12
Developments expected in the second decade (10-20 years) 13
Acceptance of population control 13
Desalted seawater 13
Smart cars and smart roads 14
Domed cities and bubble farms 15
SSTs and TAVs 15
Alternative energy becomes economic 15
Developments expected in the third decade (20 to 30 years) 16
Brain-computer link 16
Restoring senses 16
Nuclear waste conversion 16
Space tourism 16
Human-powered flight 16
Asteroid disaster plan 17
III. Checklist of Potential Changes
Changes in business 21
Changes in the global infrastructure 26
Changes in the operating environment 40
Changes in science and technology 52
IV. The Geography of Technical Change 67
V. Looking Ahead by Looking Back 75
Appendix
Science Parks (and maps) 87
Research Centers (maps only) 96
Background reading 99
About the Author 103
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