Future Minds: How The Digital Age is Changing Our Minds, Why This Matters and What We Can Do About It by Richard Watson (Paperback, 2010)
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- DescriptionWe are on the cusp of a revolution. In the future, smart machines will compete with clever people for employment and even human affection. We are shifting from a world where people are paid to accumulate and distribute information to one where kwledge will be automated and people will be rewarded instead as conceptual and creative thinkers. Hence being able to think and act in ways that machines cant will become vital. Ideas are the currency of this new ecomy and curiosity and imagination are among the key raw materials. But what happens to the rigour of our thinking in a world where we never really sit still or completely switch off? What are some of the unexpected consequences of digital information on the 100 billion cells and quadrillion connections inside our brains? If deep thinking is closely connected with successful long-term strategic planning and invation, what are some of the immediate commercial consequences of instant digital gratification? In this absorbing new book, discover all about: The Sex Life of Ideas; Delving Deep Inside Your Head; The Rise of the Screenager; How to Clear a Blocked Brain; Generations, Gender and Geography; Why Clever People Make Dumb Mistakes; What We Can Do to Reclaim Our Brains; and, Why We Are So Afraid of Doing Nothing.
- Author BiographyRichard Watson is an author, speaker and consultant who helps individuals and organizations to think ahead, with a particular emphasis on scenario planning. He is the founder of nowandnext.com, a website that documents global trends, and is co-founder of Strategy Insight, a scenario planning consultancy. His clients have included, among others, IBM, McDonald's, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Virgin, Department of Education, Public Libraries NSW, Ikea, Toyota, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Richard also writes for a number of business publications worldwide, including Fast Company (US), Future Orientation(Denmark), and Retail Banking Review (Australia). Richard was born in the UK and divides his time, rather unsuccessfully, between London and Sydney. Apart from two future minds (aged 8 and 10), his other interests include old cars, old wine, and fixing things in sheds.
- Author(s)Richard Watson
- PublisherNicholas Brealey Publishing
- Date of Publication07/10/2010
- SubjectPopular Psychology
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNicholas Brealey Publishing
- Weight354 g
- Width152 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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