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Title The fabulous future? : America and the world in 2040 / edited by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro.

Imprint Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2015.


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Contents Introduction: The future of prediction / Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro -- Organization of the volume and list of contributors -- The future of economic growth : slowing to a crawl / Robert J. Gordon -- Longer and healthier lives? / Eileen M. Crimmins -- A happier world? / Richard A. Easterlin -- The world in 2040 / Robert L. Gallucci -- The future of American religion / Eboo Patel -- Freedom's future / Wendy Kaminer -- Especially of the future / Mark A. Ratner -- The era of answers / John Kelly III -- Bridging the gap between knowing and doing : the new environmental governance / Mark R. Tercek and Jimmie Powell -- The future of higher education in the United States (and the world) / Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro -- Media of the future / Arianna Huffington -- The future of fearmongering / Barry Glassner -- Conclusion: The world to be / Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro.
Summary Will the future be one of economic expansion, greater tolerance, liberating inventions, and longer, happier lives? Or do we face stagnation, declining quality of life, and a technologically enhanced totalitarianism worse than any yet seen? The Fabulous Future? draws its inspiration from a more optimistic time, and tome, The Fabulous Future: America in 1980, in which Fortune magazine celebrated its anniversary by publishing the predictions of thought leaders of its time. In the present volume, the world's leading specialists project developments in their areas of expertise, from religion and the media to the environment and nanotechnology. Will we be happier, and what does happiness have to do with our economic future? Where is higher education heading and how should it develop? And what is the future of prediction itself? These exciting essays provoke sharper questions, reflect unexpectedly on one another, and testify to our present anxieties about the surprising world to come.
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Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject United States -- Forecasting.
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts.
Social prediction -- United States.
HISTORY -- General.
Forecasting. (OCoLC)fst00931721
Social prediction. (OCoLC)fst01122769
Twenty-first century. (OCoLC)fst01159816
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Social Conditions.
Social Sciences.
Sociology & Social History.
Genre/Form Forecasts. (OCoLC)fst01424052
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Schapiro, Morton Owen, editor.
Morson, Gary Saul, 1948- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Fabulous future?. Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2015 (DLC) 2015000068
ISBN 9780810131972 (electronic bk.)
0810131978 (electronic bk.)
9780810131965 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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