HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

by Parag Khanna

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
1535141,939 (4.03)None
"Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the worlds burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africas fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes across its war-torn landscape. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young and heavily populated regions, cyber-communities empower commerce across vast distances, and the worlds ballooning financial assets are being wisely invested into building an inclusive global society. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together." --… (more)
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 5 of 5
Found it unreadable. Same idea over and over. Each sentence like a news headline rather than smooth writing. ( )
  travelster | Apr 19, 2020 |
Ho appena finito di leggere questo straordinario libro che si muove tra scienza e fantascienza, geografia e economia, passato e futuro, passando per il presente. Ha una visione veramente globale della storia. Non sono un tecnico, sono soltanto un lettore abbastanza smaliziato per capire che un libro del genere non lo si "impasta" così facilmente. Il giovane autore rappresenta degnamente la nuova generazione di scienziati dell'economia globale che ha le sue radici nella "connectogeografia", la nuova scienza che cerca di connettere l'uomo al suo ambiente in un modo in cui nella sua storia è stato stato mai connesso. ( )
  AntonioGallo | Oct 9, 2019 |
One cannot depend on reading the tea leaves to predict future outcomes but by examining the camel trails and waterways of the past and their resource connectivity in terms of today’s global outreach and commercial infrastructure “connectivity“ rather than possession by warfare pinpoints geographical clusters and not nation states that are the new dynamic force. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the future and strategic outcomes. ( )
  mcdenis | Mar 21, 2018 |
Ho appena finito di leggere questo straordinario libro che si muove tra scienza e fantascienza, geografia e economia, passato e futuro, passando per il presente. Ha una visione veramente globale della storia. Non sono un tecnico, sono soltanto un lettore abbastanza smaliziato per capire che un libro del genere non lo si "impasta" così facilmente. Il giovane autore rappresenta degnamente la nuova generazione di scienziati dell'economia globale che ha le sue radici nella "connectogeografia", la nuova scienza che cerca di connettere l'uomo al suo ambiente in un modo in cui nella sua storia è stato stato mai connesso. ( )
  AntonioGallo | Nov 2, 2017 |
Sees trade in US depending on fostering of already existing "city-states", such as the Texas Triangle (DFW-Houston, San Antonio
  ddonahue | Apr 17, 2016 |
Showing 5 of 5
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

"Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the worlds burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africas fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes across its war-torn landscape. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young and heavily populated regions, cyber-communities empower commerce across vast distances, and the worlds ballooning financial assets are being wisely invested into building an inclusive global society. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together." --

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.03)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2
2.5 1
3 2
3.5 1
4 5
4.5 1
5 7

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 163,434,709 books! | Top bar: Always visible