In The Future, former US Vice President Al Gore, explores the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decades.
Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and John Naisbitt’s Megatrends.
In The Future, Gore identifies the emerging forces that are reshaping our world: Ever-increasing economic globalization, Worldwide digital communications, The balance of global political, economic, and military power is shifting, A deeply flawed economic compass, genomic, biotechnology, neuroscience, and life sciences revolutions, and the radical disruption of the relationship between human beings and the earth’s ecosystems
From his earliest days in public life, Al Gore has been warning us of the promise and peril of emergent truths—no matter how “inconvenient” they may seem to be. As absorbing as it is visionary, The Future is a map of the world to come, from a man who has looked ahead before and been proven all too right.
“This is a great book…I asked myself halfway through who else could have written a book of this magnitude. The only answer I could imagine was Jefferson.” —E.O. Wilson