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Author Houle, David.
Title Entering the shift age : the end of the information age and the new era of transformation / David Houle, America's leading futurist.
Published Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2012].
Book Cover

 Floor2  CB430 .H68 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Welcome to the shift age. Welcome to the shift age ; The threshold decades -- The three forces of the shift age. The flow to global ; The flow to the individual ; Accelerating electronic connectedness -- The transformation decade, 2010-2020. The first decade of twenty-first century thought ; The collapse of legacy thinking ; General trends and forecasts -- The future of the shift age. The Earth century ; Retrofitting the twentieth century ; The concept of place has changed forever ; Biology and technology merge ; An evolutionary shift in consciousness ; The shift age of generations ; The ascendancy of women ; Technology ; Energy ; Medicine and health management ; Education ; The arts ; Brands and marketing ; IP is the wealth of the shift age ; The era of Big Data ; Society and economics ; Power ; Nation-states? ; The global age of migration -- Epilogue: Welcome to the 2030s!
Summary Change is everywhere! Thanks to a global economy, the force of the Internet, and the explosion of mobile technology, we have entered into a new era, the shift age, in which change happens so quickly that it's become the norm.Houle identifies and explains the new forces that will shape our lives for the next 20 years.
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Social history -- 21st century.
Social change.
Information society.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
ISBN 1402272170
OCLC number 815756376