Book Review: Destination 2050 – A Concepts Bank and Toolkit for Future-Makers

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510t6Y-RMXL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-53,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Destination 2050 – A Concepts Bank and Toolkit for Future-Makers

By Peter Ellyard, 2013

The year 2050 is emerging both as a year of aspirational focus for, and a year of judgment of, collective human endeavor. In Destination 2050, Peter Ellyard describes the emerging interdependent sustainable society – one based on a 21st century paradigm called planetism – that is shaping global markets, future jobs and global ethics, and describes how humanity is reinventing itself in stages to thrive in this society. Over 70% of the products, services and technologies that will be present in 2050 have yet to be invented, and Ellyard shows to how predict then build these innovations and prosper by doing so. This integrated interdependent world promises collective prosperity but also collective vulnerability to the wrecking actions of those who are excluded, or who choose to exclude themselves, from participating in this collective journey. Peter Ellyard provides concepts banks and mental toolkits that are practical, can be practiced by everyone, and will enable humanity to thrive in this 21st century society, the century of the planet.