Unfortunately, since we're already reached +4°C of warming, the 'mild' scenario is no longer relevant: consequently you only have to read 'middling' and 'extreme' scenarios. George hasn't connected with their friends on Goodreads, yet. One of the top interesting books I had read in quite a while, Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2014. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. It has taken me a long time to read, I didn't find it easy, but well worth while. (Photo: Stephen Smith), Canadian Geographic student geography challenge, Help designate an official bird for Canada, Grade 8 students exploring Parks Canada sites, Compare countries' statistics and explore our changing world, Innovative projects in the developing world, The revolution of mapping in the First World War, Canadian pilots heroically earn their wings, Canadian Geographic magazine in french: Géographica, Accessibility Standard for Customer Service Plan. The author was very perceptive in describing Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia in terms of their geopolitical desires and tenacity ( or lack thereof). In some ways his methodology - which he discloses fully and clearly - is even more interesting than his results. This book was a pleasure to read, maybe because I'm an American. The only problem in increasing production of the future societies will be resources not amount of workers. For example, how will the recent discovery of vast mineral resources in Afghanistan affect its future s. This book bases projections on so many layers of assumptions that all depend on each other being true that it's discussion of power and national relationships are probably as likely to come to pass as me lassoing the Easter Bunny and eating him/her for Easter dinner. Error rating book. Russians investing in the technology of the future, to have strong positition, before rivals will emerge. The author completely ignored impact of technology on future societies. There were, as there annually are, pipes and drums and bugles playing martial music; there were bells that tolled, and solemn speeches spoken. Very good insights and structured elicitation methods, Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2016. Subscribe to Can Geo Today >Digital Edition >Our FREE Newsletters >. As a lover of Sci-Fi and Speculative Fiction I thought I'd find out what someone who gets paid for a living to think about the future thought would happen in the next 100 years. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Russia will have probably huge problems in the future, but comparing with another parts of globe they will be lucky ones due to huge underpopulation, described as weakness. Excerpts From The Next 100 Years. There are some who believe that the trends of the last thirty years will continue indefinitely. See if your friends have read any of George Friedman's books. Friedman relies on the very true saying that "history repeats itself," then sets about identifying the economic and social trends that could lead him to predict future events for the next 100 years. The author can't/doesn't say because the resources were found after this book was published and the author's projections couldn't/didn't account for any new information that may come to light. Understanding the 50 year American cycles was also so very helpful especially to come to terms that the Presidents cannot single handily change was had been set up on the global stage, so no need to panic every time a President you did not vote for gets elected... What a relief! I was most amazed with the parallels the author draws between US and a teenage behavior as well as Europe and an elder tired man. Until I saw a map of Europe divided on regions, I was expecting something at least with average quality. Whatever it is, this book is really interesting. Nonfiction review: 'The Next 100 Years' Edward Champion, Special to The Chronicle. An Englishman costumed as a captain spoke the Exhortation, which comes from a 1914 poem by the English poet Laurence Binyon: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them. Usually I learn something from any new book, and in this way -piece by tiny piece-- I deepen my understanding of the near future. I now know that I need to read more about it. The Next 100 Years is a dark fantasy about America's future presented as non-fiction, but since it eschews the annoying inconveniences of research and documented sources, it might just as easily be classed as apocalyptic fiction with Cormac McCarthy's The Road except that Mr. McCarthy's book is beautifully written. Keep in mind Friedman's entire focus is geo-political but in order to make that work he does have some interesting insights into the future of. Reflections. I always resist making final judgments on events in the broader world (think SYRIA and CRIMEA recently) until AFTER I have gone to my inbox and read George Friedman's thoughts. This kind of books you. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Well worth a look for anyone interested in international politics and the fate of the world. A second edition? Read letters to the editor, peruse the Web, and listen to public discourse. And power may be supplemented by anger, but it derives from more fundamental realities; geography, demographics, technology, and culture.”, “In Geo-Politics, a nation has no permanent allies or permanent enemies, only permanent interests.”, “The computer focuses ruthlessly on things that can be represented in numbers.
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