The Future is Now: Accelerated Change is an insightful analysis of the technological, social, and political trends that are changing the world. It explores how these trends are impacting business, crime, leadership, and media. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to understand the direction of globalization and what it means for the future. Whether you are looking to build your business, or want to prepare for the future, this is a must-read.
The pace of invention is increasing. Using advanced technologies, a single individual can engineer biological viruses, bring the entire planet to its knees, or invent an atomic bomb. In the future, small nuclear reactors will be the size of an office desk. Vehicles will no longer emit tailpipe emissions, and trains will be able to reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour. As these advances are made, new green products are expected to be developed. Developing and improving these products is a critical component of our future.
If you’re a fan of science fiction, you’ll know that these predictions don’t always come true. But they’ve had a long history. For instance, Alfred Wegener figured out that continental drift occurs, and that our planet has been moving on its own for 500 million years. Similarly, chemist Fritz Haber found that nitrogen fixation can be used to produce energy from water. These discoveries were incredible accomplishments at a cost. Eventually, these discoveries led to widespread socio-economic change.
In 2017, it was revealed that the world order had been upended. Various nations, including the United States, are struggling with issues such as climate change, mass migration, and racial tensions. These problems are disproportionately impacting the current generation of citizens. We need to address them immediately. With these issues looming large, we need to reclaim foresight and reclaim our own agency. By developing a better future, we can improve our world and create a more secure society.
There’s a growing movement to reform university boards. Grassroots organizations are taking action to help change the face of universities in the future. They elect members to powerful university boards. Rather than allowing these boards to remain stagnant, these organizations are acting to make them more relevant and important to the needs of today’s students.
One of the most effective ways to do this is to use foresight. Foresight isn’t just about seeing the future, it’s about building the future. That’s why the IFTF is re-dedicating itself to making futures thinking a mass public discussion. Currently, the organization’s mission is to reclaim the future for our generation. And we need your support!
You can learn more about the IFTF at their website, and you can support them by donating money or volunteering your time. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of science fiction, a futurist, or just someone who wants to do their part to ensure a better future, you can join the movement! You can also purchase a copy of The Future is Now: Accelerated Change in kindle format.