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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
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.
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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