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The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future
by James Martin
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 190391986X, Paperback)A devastating analysis of the direction we are headed and a powerful prescription for change — from the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of The Wired Society.
James Martin, one of the world’s most widely respected authorities on the impact of technology on society, argues that we are living at a turning point in human history. “We are travelling at breakneck speed into an era of extremes — extremes of wealth and poverty, extremes in technology, extremes in globalization. If we are to survive, we must learn how to manage them all.” In researching this volume, the author interviewed forty world experts in fields as diverse as information technology, medical ethics, climate change, and the economics of poverty. Martin contends that although we face huge challenges and conflicts, it is in the scientific breakthroughs of the new century that we will find new hope. In clear, penetrating and insightful prose, he addresses the key questions of our age and proposes an interconnected set of solutions to these problems.
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"As Martin makes clear in The Meaning of the 21st Century, we can use our intelligence and technology to transform the world rather than destroy it. Drawing from his decades of experience as one of the world's most widely respected authorities on technology's impact on our lives, Martin offers astonishing - and surprisingly feasible - solutions for solving a wide array of problems, from repairing ocean ecosystems to lowering the global birth rate to coping with advances in nanotechnology."--BOOK JACKET.
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