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- DescriptionThroughout modern history, the tide of invation and progress has ebbed and flowed but a clear pattern exists - five waves of invation, beginning with the Industrial Revolution, have each transformed society, ecomies and industry. The fifth wave was dominated by information and communications techlogy but its peak is beginning to fade and a new, brighter star is emerging. The sixth wave of invation will be about resources - natural resources, human resources and information. It will see humanity finally make the break away from resource-dependence. Ecomic growth will longer be tied to resource consumption or waste production (such as carbon) and industry will longer think in terms of products but in terms of services. Everything, from the smallest leaf and light switch to the largest cities and online communities, will have a value that can be measured, so thing is ever wasted. Driving this will be a spectacular boom in techlogies ranging from clean techlogy to digital mapping to online collaboration. This book is for anyone who is interested in understanding how all of the massive changes in the world fit together. It is a business book, a motivational book, a popular science title, a bold prediction and a roadmap for the future all in one.
- Author BiographyJames Bradfield Moody is currently the General Manager, International Development for the national research organisation CSIRO. In this role he is responsible for fostering CSIRO's global development agenda, including access to overseas talent, creating research projects of international significance and helping Australia gain access to foreign knowledge, infrastructure and intellectual property. James was formerly the Director of Business Strategy at CSIRO Land and Water. In 2000, he was named Young Professional Engineer of the Year and was also awarded Young Queenslander of the Year and the following year he was awarded Young Australian of the Year in Science and Technology. He was chosen by Engineers Australia to be one of the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia and in 2007 named by Boss Magazine as one of their young executives of the year. James received his PhD in innovation theory the National Graduate School of Management and was also a chief systems engineer for FedSat, the first Australian Satellite to be launched in thirty years.
- Author(s)Bianca Nogrady,James Bradfield Moody
- PublisherRandom House Australia
- Date of Publication01/04/2010
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationMilsons Point
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2010
- ImprintVintage (Australia)
- Weight371 g
- Width154 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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