In their books, leading authors, scholars and experts answer the question, "What will the future look like?" Knowledge Search Database offers abstracts from these authoritative books written by authors, scholars and experts from a wide variety of subjects to answer the question, "What will the future look like?"
Answer from a Psychology – Learning bookIn the future, learning and understanding the fundamental disciplines of mathematics, science, and history will be essential. These fields are “gateways.” Because the subject matter in these fields often interrelates with other fields, individuals are more easily able to comprehend additional concepts in the social sciences and humanities.
Chapter 2 - The Disciplined Mind, Page 31-32
Title:Five Minds for the Future
Author: Gardner, Howard
Answer from a Physiology book
Women will still be struggling to solve the basic ecological problems of reproduction and equity, the gaining of access to resources. Women will need to ask new questions and find new answers to the standard theories of evolutionary adaptation that define the traditional roles of men and women. Perhaps women will keep redefining their accepted roles in society until there are no longer those questions to ask.
Chapter 18 - Of Hoggamus and Hogwash, Page 345
Title: Woman: an intimate geography
Author: Natalie Angier
LC Classification: QP38.A54
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The Catholic Church could be in the position to become a major influence in the world. The Church should be able to leave behind old, outdated conventions and debates that detract from its true message. It needs to adapt to a changing world and “harness its resources.” Catholics are advised to learn new ways of thinking and acting in order to succeed in the future world.
Chapter 00 – Introduction, page 6
Title: The future church: how ten trends are revolutionizing the Catholic Church
Author: John L. Allen Jr.
LC Classification: QP385.K87 2012
The human mind will be expanded in the future. Biologically, that will not be easily accomplished. Ideally, the current ‘hierarchical intelligence” of the human brain will be combined with ‘precise codification” and other computer abilities. Humans will enhance their intelligence technologically.
Chapter 7 - The Biologically Inspired Digital Neocortex, page 172
Title: How to create a mind
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Answer from a Mathematics - Probability book
The future will not look much like the past. Some elements will remain constant, geography, humans need for food, water, and shelter. But other elements are in fluctuation and will be determined by variables not constants. The future will change at the rate that these variables intersect and are allowed and encouraged to progress. Mathematics will be used to measure the constants and the variables, and will offer the first opportunity for predictive knowledge.
Chapter 00 – Introduction, Page 1-2
Title: Predictive Knowledge 2015 and forward; Experts in the sciences and humanities explain how to use data
Publisher:American Data Processing, 2015
LC Classification: QA273.A001 2015
Answer from a Philosophy book
People, because they have access to information everywhere, will soon be overwhelmed with “factual knowledge,” and yet still have a need for wisdom. The world will be run by “synthesizers,” people who can put together the right pieces of information at critical times, thinking and deciding wisely.
Chapter 12 -To What End, page 269
Title: Consilience: Unity of Knowledge
Author: Wilson, Edward O.
Answer from a Social Science – Business book
The future is unpredictable. The future will look different, but have elements similar to today’s world. We can only get to the future by changing, not duplicating, proven ideas and inventions.
Chapter 1 – The Challenge of the Future
Title: Zero to One
Author: Theil, Peter with Masters, Blake
LC Classification: HD62.5.T525 2014
Answer from a Science book
While nobody can accurately predict the future, it is possible to gain insight into the future by asking questions and gleaning information from the scientists, dreamers and thinkers who are working hard today to invent new technologies and systems that will change our world.
Chapter 00 – Introduction, page 3
Title: Physics of the Future
Author: Kaku, Michio
LC Classification: Q175.5.K275 2001 Science- General
Answer from a Business book
The future will be made brighter with the creative use of technology. Computers can teach humans how to work smarter and humans can use that wisdom to create new platforms of information in each industry. The resulting improved outcomes will positively impact society and enable smarter, more effective policies and networks that benefit consumers worldwide.
Chapter 7 - Conclusion, Page 258
Title: How Google works
Author: Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, with Alan Eagle
LC Classification: HD9696.8.U64G66647 2014
Answer from a Religion book
It is risky to make assertions about how the future will look. According to the Talmud, predicting the future is a foolish endeavor. The Jewish community is being led to the future by visionary leaders who will guide us to a future filled with vibrant Jewish culture. The challenge will be where traditional Jewish life can find a place in a changing society.
Chapter 1 - Jewish Megatrends, Page 38
Title: Jewish megatrends: charting the course of the American Jewish future
Author: Rabbi Sidney Schwarz
LC Classification: BM205.J495 2013
Answer from a Sociology book
People will be able to put data to a better use. Information may be used in predictive ways. In the information age, privacy is an illusion. Gathered will be put to use in a predictive manner. Technology will determine patterns and predict when a future action may occur. People should learn the ways technology is being put to use around them and also learn the ways it is being abused.
Chapter 11 - The World that anticipates your every move, Page 239
Title: The naked future: what happens in a world that anticipates your every move?
Author: Patrick Tucker
LC Classification: HM851.T83 2014
We are in control of our future. It will be very different from the way we are living today. Human civilization needs to make difficult decisions based on the ways we have already impacted the earth. We need to decide to reclaim our future by making choices based on the “long term best interests of the human species.”
Chapter 7 – Conclusion, page 368
Title: The future: six drivers of global change
Author: Al Gore
LC Classification: HM831.G685 2013
Answer from an Economic History and Conditions book
People should make deliberate and intentional decisions based on lesson that have been learned in the past. In the future, we may see some of the same things, but we will see them in a new light. Instead of washing clothes and doing laundry, households of the future might recycle clothing into new items. People might print at homes the items they order online instead of waiting for delivery.
Chapter 33 - Conclusion, page 367
Title: Who owns the future?
Author: Jaron Lanier
LC Classification: HC79.I55L365 2013