Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World

Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World

by James Canton

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Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World by James Canton

Game-changing trends are coming in business, technology, workforce, economy, security, and environment. Climate change, energy demand, and population growth will redefine global risk and power. Exponential new technologies will emerge in digital money, mobile commerce, and big data. An explosive new middle class of over one billion consumers will enter the marketplace. Every nation, job, business, and person will be transformed. To thrive in this future you have to become predictive, adaptive, and agile—to become Future Smart. Dr. James Canton, a renowned global futurist and visionary business advisor, illuminates the pivotal forces and global power shifts that everyone must understand today to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape:

Regenerative medicine will extend our lifetimes and rebuild our bodies
Robots and drones will drive our cars, teach our kids, and fight our wars
Smart machines will design, manage, and service 40% of all global businesses—energy, commerce, finance, and manufacturing—without humans
Digital consumers who live always connected will challenge every business to change its strategy
Climate change wars will redefine security and resources

Most of us are not prepared to meet the challenges the future will bring, but these changes are coming fast. Armed with knowledge, those who are Future Smart can take action to reinvent themselves, their businesses, and their world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306822865
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

James Canton, PhD, is a global futurist, social scientist, and visionary business advisor. He is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a think tank that advises Fortune 100 companies and governments on future trends, innovation, strategy, and global risk. The Economist recognized him as a leading global futurist and CNN named him the Digital Guru. Articles about Dr. Canton have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and the New York Times. Previously, he was an executive at Apple Computer, a founding board member of the Singularity University, a digital entrepreneur, and an advisor to three White House administrations. He is a regular media commentator or CNN, CNBC, and FOX.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Future Smart? ix

Chapter 1 From Future Ready to Future Smart 1

Chapter 2 The Connected Planet 16

Chapter 3 The New Future of Business: Predictive, Smart, and Mobile 28

Chapter 4 The Social Enterprise of the Future 49

Chapter 5 The New Future of the Economy 58

Chapter 6 Globalization 2.0 83

Chapter 7 Innovation Ecosystems: From Click-Streamers to Knowledge Value 93

Chapter 8 The Innovation Game Changers 113

Chapter 9 Techno-Futures: Next Web, Nano, and Bio 131

Chapter 10 The New Future of Robots and Smart Machines 176

Chapter 11 The Game-Changing Future of Work and Jobs 196

Chapter 12 The Future of Medicine: From Prevention to Regeneration 218

Chapter 13 Reinventing Education: The Future of Learning 239

Chapter 14 The Uncomfortable Truth: The Future of Climate 261

Chapter 15 Hack the Planet: Climate Engineering 279

Chapter 16 Fueling the Planet 296

Chapter 17 The Neuro-Future: New Minds 331

Chapter 18 Why the Future Needs Us 351

Chapter 19 The Not-So-Far Future: 2100 357

Acknowledgments 361

Index 363

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Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and provocative with a strong tilt of optimism, but poorly written with much repetitive wording. Nonetheless, it was worth the read and made easier by text book like summaries of his ideas scattered throughout.