Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations

Title
Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations

Author
Friedman, Thomas L.

ISBN
9780374273538

Edition
First edition.

Physical Description
486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

General Note
Includes index.

Contents
Part I: Reflecting. Thank you for being late -- Part II: Accelerating. What the hell happened in 2007? ; Moore's law ; The supernova ; The market ; Mother Nature -- Part III: Innovating. Just too damned fast ; Turning AI into IA ; Control vs. Kaos ; Mother Nature as political mentor ; Is God in cyberspace? ; Always looking for Minnesota ; You can go home again (and you should!) -- Part IV: Anchoring. From Minnesota to the world and back.

Subject Term
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
 
Technology and civilization.
 
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
 
Geopolitics.
 
Political participation.
 
Globalization.
 
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.

Summary
Friedman discusses how the key to understanding the 21st century is understanding that the planet's three largest forces -- Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loos) -- are accelerating all at once. And these accelerations are transforming the five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Friedman posits that we should purposely "be late" -- we should pause to appreciate the amazing historical epoch we're passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers.--


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