Technology's Promise: Expert Knowledge on the Transformation of Business and Society

Technology's Promise: Expert Knowledge on the Transformation of Business and Society

by William E. Halal
     
 

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Today's modern nations are using increasingly high-tech information systems to power a 'technology revolution'. This book is based on the work of the TechCast Project, conducted at the George Washington University and draws on the knowledge of 100 CEOs, scientists, academics and other experts to compile the best forecast data ever assembled.  See more details below

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Today's modern nations are using increasingly high-tech information systems to power a 'technology revolution'. This book is based on the work of the TechCast Project, conducted at the George Washington University and draws on the knowledge of 100 CEOs, scientists, academics and other experts to compile the best forecast data ever assembled.

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'William Halal's TechCast Project is a powerful system for identifying changes in technology so that decision-makers in business, government, and other institutions can prepare for the enormous changes ahead. There may be no better way to prepare than by equipping yourself with Bill's latest book. Technology's Promise is readable, authoritative, optimistic, and exciting.' Edward Cornish, Founder, World Future Society, Washington DC and author of Futuring

'You must understand the technology revolution to understand the future. Halal gives you a readable passport to this new world.' Richard D. Lamm, Director, Public Policy& Contemporary Issues, University of Colorado, Former Governor of Colorado, Denver

'A dazzling tour of a broad range of hopeful technologies. The authoritative forecasts of the TechCast Panel and Bill Halal's skillful synthesis and scenarios make this a must for any futurist, planner, or organization leader; indeed, for anyone interested in the emerging shape of the early 21st Century. No other book comes anywhere close' Michael Marien, Editor, Future Survey, Syracuse, New York

'Technology's Promise is a most daring, dazzling and defining book of our time. Based on a highly innovative project, the book lifts forecasting to the next level and provides brilliantly authoritative scenarios that can help you tap the staggering opportunities of the upcoming technological breakthroughs. Written passionately with incredible clarity and convincing evidence, it dispels the current despair and provides hope for humanity's future. A must for all decision makers in business, government, civil society and individuals who wish to succeed in this tumultuous world.' Dr. Madhav Mehra, President, World Council for Corporate Governance, London

'Probably the best, readable, tour of the technology-driven new world order.' - Long Range Planning

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230019546
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

William E. Halal is Professor of Science, Technology & Innovation at George Washington University. An authority on emerging technology, strategic planning, knowledge and institutional change, he has worked with General Motors, SAIC, MCI, and various companies and government agencies. Halal's work has appeared in journals and popular media, and he has published 5 books. Halal is the founder of TechCast, the virtual think-tank forecasting the Technology Revolution. He co-founded the Institute for Knowledge & innovation.

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