The Art of Looking into the Future: The Five Principles of Technological Evolution

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9780983157403: The Art of Looking into the Future: The Five Principles of Technological Evolution

Awards:
Book is the Runner-up for "2011-2012 DIY Book Festival" Awardheld at Los Angeles, USA [March 3, 2012]losangelesbookfestival.com/ 
The book is named an "Honorable Mention" in "The London Book Festival"
held at London, UK (Jan 26, 2012)
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The book also earned an "Honorable Mention" in "The New England Book Festival"
held at Boston, USA (Jan 14, 2012)
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Review:
"Consumerism will impel us toward a marvelous machine-made world, according to this ambitious treatise on economics and technological change. Amblee, a software engineer, spotlights a handful of simple economic principles that he feels will mold the shape of things to come. Chief among them are the eternal desire for cheaper, better, more convenient goods and services; the drive for globalization and automation; and the need for cheap energy, the lack of which he believes is the primary cause of recessions. Software linked to all-knowing financial databases will eliminate distortions in stock prices and bank lending, he contends, and thus forestall asset bubbles and end the business cycle. At restaurants, "dining tables will become digital, offering world information" that will enable us to work while we eat. Everything converges toward a future that offers "more quality, more precision" and "timelier service," one where the main jobs will be "robot design, robot assembly, software development for robots, and so on," and where "life will be so easy and comfortable you will wonder how people used to stand in long lines just to pay!"His forecasts are bold--living in "space cities," we will be impervious to global warming and asteroid impacts."
- Kirkus Indie Review

Description:
Looking into the future does not come naturally for most of us. In fact, it is hard enough for us to see past today! This book makes an effort to present a technique for looking into the future with real world examples. Together we will journey into a fascinating future and see our own life. As we travel together, we will notice all of the technological marvels of the future are inevitable because the human technological evolution is unstoppable. We will explore how human life will change and how future generations must be prepared to face it...

And so begins The Art of Looking into the Future by R. S. Amblee, an intellectual powerhouse of ideas that introduces a forward-thinking school of thought. A provocative work of nonfiction that looks at how the world works in a whole new way, Amblee helps redefine what the future holds in such areas as healthcare, stock markets, real estate, education, outsourcing, global warming, and green initiatives. If his premise that the future rests in the ever-evolving arms of technology, then the future is bright--the future is very bright, indeed.

Using a timeless, unchanged model of evolution, Amblee shows readers what to expect in the near future. Broken into four parts and over twenty chapters he illustrates in very specific terms how the world will increasingly depend on automation as well as globalization. A natural progression, Amblee describes how such evolution is often hidden in the rigors of daily life. As humans logically continue to develop, there's a pattern; the genius of Amblee's work is that he identifies it. He makes no blind assumptions in his a priori assessments, which are notably hopeful, of what the future will hold, and that these guiding principles of evolution will reveal solutions for challenges in most sectors.

From such an evolutionary bird's eye view, man's survival is, if not imminent, secure.

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From the Author:

Whether you're a policymaker, economist, stockbroker, healthcare professional, green activist, student, or retiree, the knowledge of "The Five Principles of Technological Evolution" will change the way you look at what's to come. This succinct guide considers mankind's evolution in terms of technology, and specifically identifies automation and globalization as the kingpins of man's potential.

About the Author:

R. S. Amblee earned his master's in engineering and has been a software engineer for over twenty years. A globetrotter at heart he's traveled extensively in Australia, New Zealand, South Asia and North America. He lives in United States with his family.

His blogs can be found at: rsamblee3.blogspot.com
More about the author on Facebook at:rsamblee.com 

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