The Future

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Written by Al Gore


The Future:  Six Drivers of Global Change explains how Earth, Inc. (economic globalization), The Global Mind (the internet and instantaneous communication), Power in the Balance (political and military power), Outgrowth (population overgrowth and resource exploitation), The Reinvention of Life and Death (medical and genetic manipulations) have brought us to The Edge (potential collapse of global civilization.  The book is extremely well documented--about 1/5 of the book is citations and a serious effort to catalog and organize the daunting problems we face and to propose the changes that must be made to minimize, if not avert, global collapse.  This is not a book by a crackpot and is not is to be scoffed at.  It is to be taken seriously.  
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