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.
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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1 year agoI cannot see that religions will continue to grow. People will turn away from religion as it is seen as a major cause of conflict.
2 years agoChina encourage two child policy now
3 years agoA 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.