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The Extreme Future

The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years

James Canton - Author

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ISBN 9781101213490 | 384 pages | 21 Sep 2006 | Plume | 18 - AND UP
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A renowned global futurist prepares businesses and individuals for the radical changes on the horizon

An advisor to three presidents spanning over thirty years, Dr. James Canton identifies probable outcomes and future trends in business, technology, environment, terrorism, population, and medicine to help companies and individuals prepare for the coming complex and volatile global changes, including:
• How climate change and energy trends will reshape the planet
• How astounding medicine trends will enhance people’s lives
• How the rise of China will bring on a new global power struggle

In the tradition of Future Shock, Megatrends, and The Tipping Point, Extreme Future is the essential forecasting handbook for navigating the twenty-first century.

The Extreme Future Introduction: The White House

Chapter 1. Welcome to the Extreme Future

Chapter 2. Fueling the Future

Chapter 3. Finding Prosperity: The Innovation Economy

Chapter 4. Help Wanted: The Future of the Workforce

Chapter 5. Outliving the Future: Longevity Medicine

Chapter 6. Tomorrow's Climate

Chapter 7. Cultures in Collision: The Future of Globalization

Chapter 8. Securing the Future

Chapter 9. Weird Science: What's Next

Chapter 10. Invisible War: The Future of the Individual

Chapter 11. Dancing Dragon: The Future of China

Chapter 12. The Future of America and Democracy

Acknowledgments
Index
“[An] insightful, straightforward, and clear view into the amazing and surprising future.”
—Toby Redshaw, corporate vice president, I.D.E.A.S., Motorola

“Canton’s optimistic prescription for a successful global future comes as a refreshing change from the often dismal reports alive in the world.”
—Barbara A. Propes, president, World Affairs Councils of America


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