From two leading thinkers, this is the book that describes a new, hugely connected world, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness. Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From technologies that will change lives (information systems, thought-controlled motion technology that will revolutionise medical procedures, and near-perfect translation technology that allows us to have more diversified interactions) to the widespread political change that will transform the globe (states operating simultaneously in the physical and virtual realms) to the ever present threats to our privacy and security, Schmidt and Cohen outline in great detail and scope all the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. A breakthrough book – pragmatic, inspirational and totally fascinating.
336pp, 132mm x 197mm, softback, 2014