THE INEVITABLE; Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
AUTHOR: Kevin Kelly
SUMMARY: [from the Viking catalog] "From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives.
Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces."
EXTRA THOUGHTS: "The Inevitable" provides a broad context for understanding where we are headed and what the possibilities for the future or work, education, communication and media, and commerce are. Regardless of industry, and whether you're a business leader, strategist, product developer, researcher, data scientist, educator or marketer, we should should all be 'eyes open' and conscious of the impact of digital and technological disruption and the challenges and opportunities it presents.
One I'm sure you'll learn a few things from - you may even find yourself needing to Google concepts and explore more in some areas. Guarantee you won't regret reading this one.
REVIEWS via Kelly's site
BUY: Available from leading booksellers or where I got mine; Amazon