Summary of The Future of Almost Everything

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Learn the “six faces of the future” with this trend-packed guide to 2030 and beyond.


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Neither science nor technology drives future change as profoundly as human emotions – how people feel and what they want for themselves and their loved ones. So argues futurist Patrick Dixon in this snappy guide to near-future trends. He analogizes the future as a great, spinning cube, with six faces spelling out the word “FUTURE”: “Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical” and “Ethical.” Skipping from rapid change in politics and conflict to the ethics of radical biotech to the rise of “personal spirituality,” Dixon hurtles the reader up to 2030 and beyond, depicting a time of burgeoning diversity, promise and risk. Both conservative and speculative, Dixon offers a thought-provoking ride. getAbstract recommends his predictions to leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, students and all those who are thinking ahead.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the “six faces of the future” will interrelate to drive rapid change, and
  • How human emotions – positive and negative – influence the six faces.


“Tomorrow as History”
The years from now through 2030 will offer many of the threats and opportunities humanity will face in even the longer term. Picture a cube with faces inscribed “Fast, Urban, Universal, Tribal, Radical” and “Ethical.” This cube, spelling “FUTURE,” spins with the force...
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About the Author

Patrick Dixon, a consultant, futurist and physician, founded AIDS Care, Education and Training Ltd. (CET), an international agency. His 16 books include SustainAgility and Futurewise.

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    li zhao 4 months ago
    China encourage two child policy now
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    ted Chiang 1 year ago
    A positive view of our future, I wish we have great statesman to lead a peaceful progression, we will also need to do our share of positive actions to promote a great future.

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