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TechTV's Catalog Of Tomorrow
     

TechTV's Catalog Of Tomorrow

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by Paul Saffo (Foreword by), Andrew Zolli, Que Editorial, Howard Rheingold (Preface by)
 
From medicine to the movies, from computers to the climate, change is everywhere around us, transforming the way we will live, work, play, and learn. We're likely to experience as much change in the next three decades as we have in the past two centuries.

In such a world, how do we make sense of our future -- and our place within it?

TechTV's Catalog of

Overview

From medicine to the movies, from computers to the climate, change is everywhere around us, transforming the way we will live, work, play, and learn. We're likely to experience as much change in the next three decades as we have in the past two centuries.

In such a world, how do we make sense of our future -- and our place within it?

TechTV's Catalog of Tomorrow offers an exciting glimpse at the new trends and technologies that will shape our lives, our society and our planet over the next 15 to 20 years. Extensively researched and beautifully designed, packed with eye-opening timelines, statistics, and pointers to online resources, TechTV's Catalog of Tomorrow is more than a book: it's a tool for thinking about the future.

Edited by futurist Andrew Zolli, this brain-bending look beyond today's event horizon assembles provocative insights from such distinguished contributors as:

  • Paul Saffo, leading futurist and director of the Institute for the Future
  • Craig Venter, co-decoder of the human genome
  • Jef Raskin, designer of the original Macintosh computer
  • Christine Peterson, expert on nanotechnology and president of the Foresight Institute
  • Richard Garriott, legendary video game designer
  • Clement Bezold, president of Alternative Futures
  • Douglas Rushkoff, cultural critic, commentator, and author
  • John Arquilla, leading military theorist on the future of war
  • Maurice Strong, Senior Advisor to the United Nations and World Bank and organizer of the Rio Earth Summit
  • Rory Stears, CEO of Freeplay, pioneers in human-powered devices
  • Frank Drake, astrophysicist and chairman of the SETI Institute

Cloning, artificial intelligence, genetically modified food, wearable computers, "smart houses", security in a post-9/11 world -- here's an "almost" familiar world that's rushing your way faster than you thought possible. If you'd like to meet it halfway -- and have a say in how, when, and where it arrives -- open TechTV's Catalog of Tomorrow today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789728104
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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TechTV's Catalog Of Tomorrow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Catalog of Tomorrow is a superb overview of present-future technologies and trends shaping our future. One would need to purchase many reference books to match the comprehensiveness that Tech TV put in one volume. I highly recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great! Some of the new technology is amazing. I saw the advertisement on TechTv. It is well worth getting!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the last three years I've been the editor a quarterly review of forecasts in science, technology, and engineering for a DC think tank. The Catalog of the Future is as good a collection as I have seen. It covers topics from nanotechnology to astrophysics and covers them in digestable but satisfying little bites. It isn't just about the technologies we can expect to see in the near-term future, but also about what the changes might mean in our daily lives. Even though it is easily accessible to readers who aren't scientifically trained, there's enough depth to trigger the imagination of those who are. This is a must-read for anyone who understands that tomorrow will be different but doesn't quite know how.