Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age (Hardback)
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Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 04/10/2012
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What connects the "miracle on the Hudson" to the planning of the French railway system, or the mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan to the invention of the Internet? With his characteristic flair for multidisciplinary storytelling, Steven Johnson shows in "Future Perfect" that what lies behind these and many other fascinating human stories is the concept of networked thinking. Exploring a new vision of progress, Johnson argues that networked thinking holds the key to an incredible range of human achievements, and can transform everything from local government to drug research to arts funding and education. "Future Perfect" paints a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new solutions are on the horizon. "If you're a pessimist-and chances are you are-you should read "Future Perfect". In fact, read it even if you're an optimist, because Mr. Johnson's book will give you lots of material to brighten the outlook of your gloomy friends ...it envisions a new political movement". ("Wall Street Journal"). "An informative, tech-savvy and provocative vision of a new and more democratic public philosophy. A breath of fresh air a breath of fresh air in an age of gridlock, cynicism and disillusionment". ("San Francisco Chronicle"). "A buoyant and hopeful book..."Future Perfect" reminds us we already have the treatment. We just need to use it". ("Boston Globe"). Steven Johnson is the US bestselling author of "Where Good Ideas Come From", "The Invention of Air", "The Ghost Map", and "Everything Bad Is Good for You", and is the editor of the anthology "The Innovator's Cookbook". He is the founder of a variety of influential websites - most recently, outside.in - and writes for "Time", "Wired", "The New York Times", and "The Wall Street Journal". He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846147111
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 27 mm

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