This broadly philosophical work touches on almost every facet of modern life - business, society, technology, interpersonal relationships and more - in an exploration of how we can best deal with our rapidly changing world. The authors focus particularly on the personal and societal challenges of the future and our innate potential to effectively deal with them. Concentrating on general expectations about the future rather than on specific prognostications, they offer suggestions on how to orient our thinking and behaviour to make the most of likely future scenarios. Their objective throughout is to increase awareness that humankind already possesses all the assets and skills necessary to adapt to and thrive within a complex and fast changing world. With the proper understanding and perspective, we should be confident that humankind is fully capable of embracing and enjoying the future rather than fearing its uncertainties. Following general chapters that address issues such as studying the future, change and order, the authors look at the impact of technology and science, the capacity of the human brain to deal with change and challenge and the role of creativity and problem solving. Emphasizing ways in which we can embrace the future and meet its challenges and make them work to our advantage, the authors ask what assets does each individual bring to forging the future? how can we develop the ability to accommodate change, to solve problems, and to grow as individuals in society? Is it possible to transform the world to our liking, to get along with one another, and to maintain an optimistic attitude toward life? Aiming to be accessible to the general reader, this work may be of interest to anyone concerned about man's ability to grow into, adapt to and shape our common future.
Publisher: Praeger Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 250
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