From the man the Wall Street Journal describes as a 'global change guru', more than one hundred of the trends that touch every aspect of our lives. This new and updated edition looks even farther into the future, predicting trends past the first decades of the 22nd century. Patrick Dixon looks at how the future will be Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical - a future of boom and bust and great economic change as the emerging markets grow up; a future of great advances in medicine and also greater threats from viral epidemics; a future of political shocks and greater conflicts; a future in which people will strive for more privacy and businesses will change the way they relate to their staff and their customers; a future in which there will be driverless cars and solar power generated in the desert will power cities thousands of miles away.
In this updated edition, Dixon shows how recent developments confirm his predictive scheme: *Artificial intelligence and robotics - profound power and influence over our future world *Beyond Brexit - the longer term future of the EU and UK *The long-term impact of the MeToo movement *The future of Truth - Fake News, propaganda and impact on democracy *Presidential leadership - rise of powerful figureheads across the world, and potential future conflicts *And in an entirely new chapter, Dixon extends his predictive horizon to see how the future will look one hundred years from now.
About the Author:
Patrick Dixon trained as a physician before in 1979 setting up an IT business involved in artificial intelligence and medical technology. Today he advises the senior teams of many of the world's largest corporations. More than 500,000 web pages talk about Patrick Dixon and his ideas as a futurist, with cumulative TV, radio and press audience reach estimated to be more than 450 million. He has been ranked one of the twenty most influential business thinkers alive today. He is the author of fifteen books, including Futurewise published by Profile.