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- DescriptionHow did we get to where we are today, and how can we best move forward positively from here? In this perceptive and accessible investigation, Richard Smith puts the shape of recent centuries into context and proposes how a better future could be forged with simple common sense reforms of our democracies, everyday lives, ecomy, and use of resources and techlogy. A Future World Vision also explores the implications of the possible arrival of extra-terrestrials, 'free energy' devices and spiritual shifts, and looks at how to fairly deal with global conflicts, population crises and the rise of conspiracy theories, in this timely and insightful guide to 21st century dilemmas. Author Richard Smith has been involved in the ophthalmic optics industry for many years and has visited 25% of UN-recognised countries. He was one of the founder members of The Parallel Community project. Richard stood as an independent parliamentary candidate in Cornwall for the 2005 UK General Election.The foreword to the book is provided by Andy Thomas, one of the world's leading truth and mysteries researchers and author of the acclaimed books The Truth Agenda and Conspiracies, amongst several other titles. Andy widely lectures around the world and has made many TV and radio appearances.
- Author BiographyTwo generations of both domestic and international involvement commercially in ophthalmic optics (www.eyemasters.co.uk) has taken Richard to 25% of UN-recognised countries. Living overseas in his formative years has given him a deeper than usual fascination with global geopolitics, which, coupled with his role in manufacturing optics, offered many varied insights into different overseas mentalities. Richard was a founder member of Hamish Miller's Parallel Community project, formed in 2006. He now lives in East Sussex with his partner Annie and runs a spectacle dispensing business from home. Richard was once a council member of the now defunct Centre for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS) in the 1990s, having been introduced to this phenomenon near his home in 1988. Richard says: I understand the importance of the bigger picture, and consciously try to avoid pure focus on my speciality. Excessive reductionism is persuading us into technological solutions that lack concomitant wisdom . This is just one of the themes that have fuelled this, his first book, A Future World Vision.
- PublisherVital Signs Publishing
- Date of Publication22/07/2015
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLewes
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVital Signs Publishing
- Content Note5 black and white photographs
- Weight378 g
- Width160 mm
- Height220 mm
- Spine22 mm
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