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The Resource Fast forward : where technology, demographics, and history will take America and the world in the next thirty years, Richard Carlson and Bruce Goldman

Fast forward : where technology, demographics, and history will take America and the world in the next thirty years, Richard Carlson and Bruce Goldman

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Fast forward : where technology, demographics, and history will take America and the world in the next thirty years
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Fast forward
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where technology, demographics, and history will take America and the world in the next thirty years
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Richard Carlson and Bruce Goldman
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eng
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  • The next three decades will be filled with great promise, unprecedented dangers, and frightening uncertainty. Over the past half-decade, a barrage of political events and economic and technological transformations has shaken the world. During the next three decades, these developments will play out as a new international dynamic arises in the wake of the Cold War. How can one understand, let alone predict, the outcome of such diverse and radical developments? In this completely revised edition of their first book, 2020 Visions, futurists Richard Carlson and Bruce Goldman provide an incisive look at the state of the world over the next thirty years. In Fast Forward, Carlson and Goldman first portray the practical realities of the emerging global economy and then relate it to the technological forces that are accelerating it. Next, they address the huge difference in rates of population growth between developed and underdeveloped countries and its effects on worldwide political configurations. Looking ahead, Carlson and Goldman chart the future development of "mega-states"--Regional trading blocs and alliances such as the European Community and NAFTA - and point to probable flashpoints in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Turning their attention to the United States, they grapple with the consequences of the budget deficit, then proceed with a sector-by-sector examination of the domestic economy. Finally, they detail the impacts of economic, social, and technological developments on health care, housing, community institutions, the environment, and education, concluding with a hard look at the American political system and an assessment of how gridlock can be broken now and in the future. Fast Forward is packed with fresh information and insights. At times controversial, always guaranteed to arouse discussion, this is a first-rate piece of futurism that will help us all to understand and prepare for the next thirty years
  • The next three decades will be filled with great promise, unprecedented dangers, and frightening uncertainty. Over the past half-decade, a barrage of political events and economic and technological transformations has shaken the world. During the next three decades, these developments will play out as a new international dynamic arises in the wake of the Cold War. How can one understand, let alone predict, the outcome of such diverse and radical developments? In this completely revised edition of their first book, 2020 Visions, futurists Richard Carlson and Bruce Goldman provide an incisive look at the state of the world over the next thirty years. In Fast Forward, Carlson and Goldman first portray the practical realities of the emerging global economy and then relate it to the technological forces that are accelerating it. Next, they address the huge difference in rates of population growth between developed and underdeveloped countries and its effects on worldwide political configurations. Looking ahead, Carlson and Goldman chart the future development of "mega-states" - regional trading blocs and alliances such as the European Community and NAFTA - and point to probable flashpoints in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Turning their attention to the United States, they grapple with the consequences of the budget deficit, then proceed with a sector-by-sector examination of the domestic economy. Finally, they detail the impacts of economic, social, and technological developments on health care, housing, community institutions, the environment, and education, concluding with a hard look at the American political system and an assessment of how gridlock can be broken now and in the future. Fast Forward is packed with fresh information and insights. At times controversial, always guaranteed to arouse discussion, this is a first-rate piece of futurism that will help us all to understand and prepare for the next thirty years
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Carlson, Richard C
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Goldman, Bruce
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  • Twenty-first century
  • Economic forecasting
  • Social prediction
  • Economic forecasting
  • Technological forecasting
  • United States
  • United States
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Fast forward : where technology, demographics, and history will take America and the world in the next thirty years, Richard Carlson and Bruce Goldman
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"A revised edition of 2020 visions"--Jacket
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Yesterday, and tomorrow -- Wellsprings of the global economy -- Technotopia -- Demographic tremors -- The shape of the world to come -- Powerhouses and powderkegs : the eastern hemisphere -- The western hemisphere : Manifest Destiny revisited -- The U.S. economy : shifting gears -- Health care : rationing immortality -- The environment : a question of priorities -- Energy : supply meets demand -- Housing and infrastructure : gluttony and starvation -- The community under assault -- The education gap -- Politics : the fork in the road
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29386520
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 246 pages
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9780887305979
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(cloth)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(WaOLN)1585678
Label
Fast forward : where technology, demographics, and history will take America and the world in the next thirty years, Richard Carlson and Bruce Goldman
Publication
Note
"A revised edition of 2020 visions"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yesterday, and tomorrow -- Wellsprings of the global economy -- Technotopia -- Demographic tremors -- The shape of the world to come -- Powerhouses and powderkegs : the eastern hemisphere -- The western hemisphere : Manifest Destiny revisited -- The U.S. economy : shifting gears -- Health care : rationing immortality -- The environment : a question of priorities -- Energy : supply meets demand -- Housing and infrastructure : gluttony and starvation -- The community under assault -- The education gap -- Politics : the fork in the road
Control code
29386520
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780887305979
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1585678

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