List of Futurism Books

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The following are notable books about the future, some digested, others awaiting a digest, here in Future Wiki:


To Be Digested

  • "Megatrends", Alvin Toffler
  • "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable," Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Incerto, 2010.
  • "2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years," Jorgen Randers, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012.
  • "Futurewise", Patrick Dixon, 2007.
  • "Our Final Hour," Martin Rees, 2003.
  • "Powershift", Alvin Toffler
  • "Year 2000," Herman Kahn, Anthony Weiner -- 100 technical innovations predicted 1970-2000.
  • "The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch," Bertalan Meskó, 2014.
  • "The Extreme Future," James Canton, Dutton, New York, 2006.
  • "2025 : Scenarios of US and Global Society Reshaped by Science and Technology," Jospeh F. Coates, John B. Mahaffie, Andy Hines, Oakhill Press, 1996.
  • "The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century," George Friedman, Doubleday, 2009. -- A founder of STRATFOR, a private intelligence center.
  • "The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity," Hamish McRae, Harvard Business Review Press, 1996.
  • "Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking," Charles Seife, 2008.
  • "The World of 2044," Charles Sheffield, 1994.
  • "Revolutionary Wealth: How it will be created and how it will change our lives," Alvin Toffler, Heidi Toffler, 2006.
  • "Rainbow's End," Vernor Vinge, Tor, 2006. - SF novel set in 2025 by Hugo-winning novelist.
  • "Future Files: A Brief History of the Next 50 Years," Richard Watson, 2008.
  • "Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World," James Canton, Da Capo Press, 2015.
  • "Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to be Human," Joel Garreau, Doubleday, 2005. -- Author also of "Nine Nations of North America"

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