Megachange: The World in 2050

Megachange: The World in 2050

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by D. Franklin, John Andrews
     
 

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:

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118180440
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Series:
Economist Series, #105
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Megachange: The World in 2050 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
This anthology’s essays forecast future developments in areas from social media to religion. Daniel Franklin, executive editor and business affairs editor of The Economist, and John Andrews, a writer for the magazine for 30 years, compiled and edited this volume. Since all 20 writers contribute to The Economist, they share a lucid style and a generally aligned conceptual framework. No one can promise accurate predictions, but these reporters share deeply informed insights about forces that will affect the world by 2050. The result is a useful, intriguing mosaic of the near future. The writers clearly explain complex concepts as their shared references let one essay build synergistically on the next. Readers who already know the contents of one essay will turn the page to remark on how startling the next one is. getAbstract recommends this collection to futurists, long-term planners, and readers interested in social analysis and forecasting.