2050: A Glimpse into the Future
New Delhi : Konark, 2008.. Second revised edition 252 p. HARDCOVER: (Orig. hardcover with dustjacket. VERY GOOD)
¶ VERY RARE AND SOUGHT AFTER. People have always wanted to know about the future but in todays world this need has acquired such urgency and importance that it has become almost an exigent necessity. Thanks to the exponentially accelerating technologies the future seems to be becoming increasingly incomprehensible and unsettling for an average citizen. While optimistic futurists like me paint pictures of material abundance, environmental stability and unfettered leisure; the pundits of doomsday scenarios remain equally busy. Knowing all too well that fear is the magnum opus of all alluring attractions, they prophesize all kinds of doom theories to pollute the rapidly transforming air of this centurytalking of global warming, toxic wastes, ozone depletion, disappearing forests and an impending termination of life. There are scores of worries encapsulating the diverse spectrum of nationalities, religions, economics and moral and ethical values about the emerging scenario in the 21st century vis-à-vis the environment, society, climate, disease, the economy, crime, terrorism, politics 2050: A glimpse into the future is a book about the fast paced and drastic transformation of our lives in this century. It outlines and captures our future and the kind of world that we will be living in, come 2050. It illustrates our concerns about macro aspectsthe environment, globalization, science and technology, business and economyas well as micro ones like the cars we will be driving, the homes we will be living in, the food we will be eating, the clothes we will be wearing, the various jobs we will have to choose from, the myriad leisure and entertainment options available for us and also the diseases and dilemmas that we will have to contend with. Based on extensive research, future trends and history, it sketches a vivid picture of our future existence in various chapters e.g. The 2050 Computers, Magical Home, Water Wars, The Miraculous Technologies, 10th Generation Internet, The End of Marriage, Intelligent Clothes, An Oil-less World, Education 2050, Futuristic Transportation, Complicated Foods, Enlightened Cars, each one more gripping than the other.
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Keywords: Economy Sociology Sociological Society