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From the Publisher"...In Future Imperfect, Professor Friedman urges his readers to think critically about the possible futures we as a people might face as technology advances. As he speculates about the next generation of technology, he provides a candid and informed analysis of the possible changes that technology may bring. He offers plausible scenarios for the future that have support in present-day events....Professor Friedman has demonstrated a talent for distilling the pertinent details without patronizing the reader....,he has included endnotes with links and references to more detailed discussions on the subjects. The chapters are divided into smaller cohesive sections, making the book easy to put down and come back to later. With so many topics covered, it is likely that any reader will find a subject that appeals to him and Professor Friedman's aptitude for explaining the technology will ensure that no reader is left behind. Future Imperfect would interest anyone who wishes to learn more about technology and the implications it may have on our future."
—Kristen C. Buteau, Journal of High Technology Law, Suffolk University Law School
"Friedman argues that while you may get utterly wretched results from a deregulated market and no regulatory authority, you have a better chance of getting a good result than if you centralize the decisionmaking in a government agency."
—Harold Feld, Wetmachine
"...Friedman rightly emphasizes that future developments are contingent and their ramifications uncertain...Recommended..."
—D. Bantz, University of Alaska, CHOICE
"—In Future Imperfect David Friedman presents a wide variety of possible futures...Friedman favors individual liberty, believing that in the face of uncertainty this is the best way forward toward a better future."
—Gregory Benford, Professor of Physics at the University of California at Irvine, Founder of the Genescient Corporation, Reason Magazine
"...22 very interesting chapters on various futures...Friedman explains, clarifies, enlightens, and entertains...This is a delightful book, written by a creative mind..."
—Ross Levatter, Liberty