What is the Future?

Author: John Urry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745696570

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Thinking about the future is essential for almost all organizations and societies. States, corporations, universities, cities, NGOs and individuals believe they cannot miss the future. But what exactly is the future? It remains a mystery – perhaps the greatest mystery, especially because futures are unpredictable and often unknowable, the outcome of many factors, known and unknown. The future is rarely a simple extrapolation from the present. In this important book, John Urry seeks to capture the many efforts that have been made to anticipate, visualize and elaborate the future. This includes examining the methods used to model the future, from those of the RAND Corporation to imagined future worlds in philosophy, literature, art, film, TV and computer games. He shows that futures are often contested and saturated with different interests, especially in relation to future generations. He also shows how analyses of social institutions, practices and lives should be central to examining potential futures, and issues such as who owns the future. The future seems to be characterized by 'wicked problems'. There are multiple 'causes' and 'solutions', long-term lock-ins and complex interdependencies, and different social groups have radically different frames for understanding what is at stake. Urry explores these issues through case-studies of 3D printing and the future of manufacturing, mobilities in the city, and the futures of energy and climate change.

Crucial Questions about the Future

Author: Allen Tough

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819182753

Category: Political Science

Page: 133

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Crucial Questions About the Future presents readers concerned about the long-range future and their place in it with a series of tough but necessary questions and, refreshingly, offers no pat answers. Instead, what is offered is a structured and reason-bound exploration of the complexities of modern life with which the reader, or the future-studies inclined academic, can provide his own answers to these eternal and critical questions. Contents: The Future of Human Civilization; What Is Most Important of All?; Why Do We Act In Ways That Hurt Our Future?; What Will Our Actual Future Turn Out To Be?; How Can We Achieve a Satisfactory Future?; Preventing the Worst Catastrophes; Intelligent Life in the Universe: What Role Will It Play In Our Future?; From Which Aspects of Reality Can We Gain Meaning and Purpose?; How Can Each Person Contribute?

Wem gehört die Zukunft?

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt."

Author: Jaron Lanier

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455851134

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 9061

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt." Spätestens seit den Enthüllungen des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden ist klar: Die "schöne neue Welt" nimmt Gestalt an, und es wird höchste Zeit, ihr etwas entgegenzusetzen. Internetpionier und Cyberguru Jaron Lanier liefert eine profunde Analyse der aktuellen Trends in der Netzwerkökonomie, die sich in Richtung Totalüberwachung und Ausbeutung der Massen bewegt. Der Bestseller aus den USA endlich auf Deutsch!

What is the future for us?

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Author: Héber Bensi

Publisher: Casa do novo autor

ISBN: 8577123200

Category: Poetry

Page: 134

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What is the future for us? In these times of darkness, corruption reigns And does not leave crumbs to the slaves below ... Politicians forge improvements, but deflct assets, And they disfiure the sun in which the TV misrepresents images. Cruel politics paints a disfiured present. The bread gets more expensive, and the artwork bleeds The storm that gives goodbye to the children’s future. The boats are swaying in the wind of despair. Millions are diverted, hospitals are closed And schools are falling ... false bank acconts The walls, externally, what do these guys want? They steal children and then smile at them, Disorienting with directions. There is no return since the Indians are dead and the Forests are destroyed. There are no returns to the workers who will die in slavery. The future stuffed with dollars is dying dryly In external accounts, and internally the lights are Deleting the future. Since as the press is not reporting ... The imminent tragedy. The new Auschwitz is coming The new Auschwitz is coming, Digital Stakes of Intolerance Circulate the streets of blood and decay Of today’s bloody days. Poles of savagery and xenophobia are in the children’s booklets. Gods invented in the hatred of an augmented reality, In the falsehood of envy and greedy power. What is the future in the face of intolerance? All hatred is used on disposable days. The machines substitute values And with the heart people do not think. Lies are the political truths, Only hatred and indifference are planted In the minds of children bleeding Justice, and pervert tragedy. If Adolf Hitler came to speak in the square these days. They pick him up witn a limousine, anyway. Héber Bensi

What Is the Future of the U.S. Economy?

Author: Susan C. Hunnicutt

Publisher: Greenhaven Press

ISBN: 9780737739435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

View: 9520

Provides viewpoints both opposing and supporting issues relating to the current status of the United States economy, including what factors may have caused the economic downturn and what measures should be taken to strengthen it.

What is Life? The Next Fifty Years

Speculations on the Future of Biology

Author: Michael P. Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599399

Category: Science

Page: 191

View: 7892

Erwin Schrödinger's book What is Life?, which was originally delivered as a set of lectures at Trinity College, Dublin, is perhaps one of the most important scientific books of the twentieth century. It marked the beginning of molecular biology, and stimulated scientists such as Watson and Crick to explore and discover the structure of DNA. The novelty and appeal of What is Life? is that Schrödinger addressed the central problems of biology--heredity and how organisms use energy to maintain order--from a physicist's perspective. Fifty years later, at Trinity College, a number of outstanding scientists from a range of disciplines gathered to celebrate the anniversary of Schrödinger's lectures. In this book, they present their views on the current main problems in biology. The contributors are eminent scientists (including two Nobel Laureates) and well-known writers of popular science, including Jared Diamond, Christien de Duve, Manfred Eigen, Stephen Jay Gould, Stuart Kauffman, John Maynard Smith, Roger Penrose, and Lewis Wolpert. They tackle questions on our current understanding of the origin of life, evolution, the origin of human inventiveness, developmental biology, and the basis for consciousness. The book ends with a touching biography by Schrödinger's daughter, Ruth Braunizer. This book will set the stage for biological research into the next century and is essential reading for anyone interested in biology and its future.

Who Owns the Future?

Author: Jaron Lanier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451654979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 7832

Evaluates the negative impact of digital network technologies on the economy and particularly the middle class, citing challenges to employment and personal wealth while exploring the potential of a new information economy.

Ich klick dich weg

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Author: Lucy Sykes,Jo Piazza

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104033463

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8315

Die eine hat Follower, die andere Erfahrung. Was zählt mehr beim Zickenkrieg in der Redaktion? Ein stylisher, herrlich böser Roman aus der Welt der Mode und der Medien. Imogen Tate kehrt nach längerer Abwesenheit zurück an den Schreibtisch der Chefredakteurin des Magazins ›Glossy‹, nur um auf ihrem Stuhl ihre frühere Assistentin Eve vorzufinden. Eve plant einen komplett digitalen Relaunch des Magazins als App, keine dicke 400-Seiten-September-Ausgabe. Imogen kennt zwar alle wichtigen Designer und Supermodels persönlich, hat aber keinen Schimmer von Dingen wie Community Management in den sozialen Netzwerken oder dem verkaufsfördernden Einsatz von Instagram und Snapchat. Und sie ruft tatsächlich noch Menschen an, statt einfach eine E-Mail zu schreiben oder eine WhatsApp-Nachricht zu schicken. Um ihren Job zu behalten, muss sie den Kampf gegen die TechBitch aufnehmen.

"Security turns its eye exclusively to the future"

Zum Verhältnis von Sicherheit und Zukunft in der Geschichte

Author: Christoph Kampmann,Angela Marciniak,Wencke Meteling

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845286733

Category: History

Page: 422

View: 5669

Der Band verknüpft zwei Forschungsfelder, die seit einiger Zeit große Aufmerksamkeit in den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften finden: Sicherheit und Zukunft. Epochenübergreifend zeigt er, wie Vorstellungen von Sicherheit und Zukunft zusammenhingen und politische Dynamik entfalteten. Denn Sicherheits- und Zukunftsentwürfe betrafen immer auch Fragen der Macht. Die geschichts- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Fallstudien reichen von religiösen Endzeitdiagnosen und präventivem Zukunftsmanagement in der Frühneuzeit bis zu Bemühungen um eine gemeinsame Sicherheit im internationalen Völkerrecht, von Sicherheit vor Seuchen bis zu Diagnosen eines nuklearen Weltuntergangs im Kalten Krieg, vom Sicherheitsdilemma staatlicher Überwachungspraktiken in einem liberalen Staatswesen bis zu Diskursen über Nachhaltigkeit und internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit. Mit Beiträgen von Tobias Bruns, Larry Frohman, Steffen Henne, Christoph Kampmann, Achim Landwehr, Angela Marciniak, Wencke Meteling, Elke Seefried, Marie-Christin Stenzel, Malte Thießen, Sascha Weber, Anna Veronika Wendland, Christian Wenzel, Andrea Wiegeshoff, Hannes Ziegler

The Future of the Universe and the Future of Our Civilization

Budapest-Debrecen, Hungary, 2-6 July 1999

Author: V. Burdyuzha,G. Kohzin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810242640

Category: Science

Page: 387

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The first of its kind, the Symposium on the Future of the Universe and the Future of our Civilization examined the current status and future evolution of the Universe, the Galaxy, the stars and the Sun. Among the major subjects of discussion were: (1) How was our Universe born? (2) How do the Sun and the stars evolve? (3) What is the destiny of the solar system and the Universe? (4) What are the origins and the future of the biosphere of the Earth? (5) What are the prospects of survival of human civilization? Special attention was devoted to analysis of humanitarian and philosophical problems of evolution of humankind on the planet Earth and in the Universe. Among them were methodological, economic, sociological and medical aspects of the progress of civilization. Scientists from different countries put forward some practical proposals, including those describing the possible ways out of the systemic crisis of our civilization.

What Is the Future of Higher Education?

Author: Roman Espejo

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737772026

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 6118

Education has rising costs, just like anything else, but it also has new avenues that create more access, such as online universities, open or free online courses, and specialized short-term certification. This volume explores a range of topics including what role online education will play, and how private and community colleges will function in the future.

The Future of Hegel

Plasticity, Temporality, and Dialectic

Author: Catherine Malabou

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415287203

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 611

Malabou studies Hegel's concepts of time & temporality, relating them to topics such as substance, accident & the identity of the subject. She argues that the future is understood not simply as a moment in time but as something malleable & constantly open to change through our interpretation.

Hallo Leben, hörst du mich?

Author: Jack Cheng

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641187818

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2222

Was würdest du tun, wenn du allein mit deiner Mom lebst, die manchmal ihre “ruhigen Tage” hat, und du planst, deinen iPod mit einer selbstgebauten Rakete ins All zu schießen, um den Außerirdischen das menschliche Leben auf der Erde zu erklären? Ganz einfach: Der 11-jährige Alex wagt gemeinsam mit seinem Hund Carl Sagan die große Reise quer durchs Land zu einer Convention von Raketen-Nerds. Dabei lernt er nicht nur die unterschiedlichsten Menschen kennen, sondern erfährt auch eine Menge über Freundschaft, Familie, Liebe und all die anderen Dinge, die das Leben als Mensch so lustig, traurig, wunderschön und überraschend machen. Und zum Schluss ist Alex ́ Welt um viele kostbare Freundschaften und sogar eine Schwester reicher.