Uncharted : how to navigate the future / Margaret Heffernan.
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- ISBN: 198211262X
- ISBN: 9781982112622
- Physical Description: xviii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Prediction addiction. False profits ; Does history repeat itself? ; Flukes and mutations -- What would you do if you were free? No available datasets ; Go fast, go far ; Think like an artist ; Cathedrals -- Life happens. Simple, not easy ; Who wants to live forever? ; Be prepared.
"We are addicted to prediction, desperate for certainty about the future. But the complexity of modern life won't provide that: experts in forecasting are reluctant to look more than 400 days out. History doesn't repeat itself, and even genetics won't tell you everything you want to know. Tomorrow remains uncharted territory, but Heffernan demonstrates how we can forge ahead with agility. Drawing on a wide array of people and places, Uncharted traces long-term projects that shrewdly evolved over generations to meet the unpredictable challenges of every new age"--Dust jacket flap.
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