Thomas L. Friedman, a New York Times columnist who has won three Pulitzer Prizes, offers a dazzling if overlong consideration of how technology, climate change and “acceleration” are changing every aspect of life everywhere. Friedman, the best-selling author of The World Is Flat and other analytical books, leads the reader on detailed tours of the history of a range of technologies, geopolitical forces and climate shifts. He ends each history by explaining how that technology, force or climate trend will further accelerate in the future and what the consequences of that acceleration might be. Friedman likes to tell anecdotes that show how his ignorance turned to knowledge in a flash of revelation. Many of the anecdotes connect him with the reader and help readers understand how the world is changing under their feet. Patient or devoted readers of Friedman’s columns and those seeking a well-informed view of the future will enjoy his tour.
About the Author
Three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Thomas Friedman writes for The New York Times. His six best-selling books include The World Is Flat.