SUMMARY ¸ The Future


SUMMARY ¸ The Future ´ [KINDLE] ✿ The Future By Al Gore – NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear eyed assessment of six critical drivers NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the former vice president and New York TiNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the former vice president and New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything a frank and clear eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come   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 has led to the emergence of what he labels “Earth Inc” an integrated holistic entity with a new and different relationship to capital labor consumer markets and national governments than in the past • The worldwide digital communications Internet and computer revolutions have. I wonder if I had felt the impact of this elouent study in human inventiveness and failure as strongly if I had read it just a few years ago at the moment when it was first published When Al Gore wrote this account of the uncharted waters that humanity is blindly exploring at the moment he still had hope in a reformed democracy and capitalism under American leadership Even though he saw that it was deeply flawed and rotten in its intertwining of ethical decisions and financial benefits for corporative power he didn't write with Brexit and Trump as a status uo He wrote to the world of reason expressing concerns that have just got worse and worse since then He called for solutions regarding climate change corporate capitalism and ineuality based on flawed democratic processes exploited by super biased lobbies with the hope that the United States would lead the way to a sustainable future Instead we have the presentUnderpinned with both his own vast experience in global politics and a huge body of scientific studies cited in an extensive appendix Al Gore brings together into one volume of reflective criticism our present issues as a global interconnected and growing species facing our own destructive power His conclusion is urgently valid now than it was a few years agoHuman civilization has reached a fork in the road we have long traveled One of two paths must be chosen Both lead us into the unknown But one leads us into the destruction of the climate balance on which we depend the depletion of irreplaceable resources that sustain us the degradation of uniuely human values and the possibility that civilization as we know it would come to an end The other leads to the futureI choose the future And that pretty much means that the civilisation I grew up with the one where people in my part of the world could consume ridiculously without any shame or guilt has come to an end Let us say that we have taken a bite of the apple and know the difference between good and evil now And with knowledge comes guilt and shame if we do not act according to our deeper understanding We are not innocent any We know We are grown ups Not children of Eden playing under God's malevolently watching eyes We are in chargeFrom now on I will have to justify in front of myself whether or not it is responsible to travel across the globe just to enjoy hotel buffets in warmer climates whether or not it is justifiable to buy clothes gadgets and food than we need whether or not I am entitled to my share in the traffic jams in my town each day and whether or not my private financial benefit is the way to measure my political decisions for the future It can't be delegated to others It has to start at homeTo the future It is on us

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Led to the emergence of “the Global Mind” which links the thoughts and feelings of billions of people and connects intelligent machines robots ubiuitous sensors and databases • The balance of global political economic and military power is shifting profoundly than at any time in the last five hundred years from a US centered system to one with multiple emerging centers of power from nation states to private actors and from political systems to markets • A deeply flawed economic compass is leading us to unsustainable growth in consumption pollution flows and depletion of the planet’s strategic resources of topsoil freshwater and living species • Genomic biotechnology neuroscience and life sciences revolutions are radically transforming the fields of medicine agriculture and molecular science and are putting control of evolution in human hands • There has been a radical disruption of the relationship between human beings and the earth’s ecosystems along with the beginning of a revolutionary transformation of energy systems agri. When a person of a certain status athletes actors and even authors writes a book book editors tend to give himher a pass This is essentially what occurred with Al Gore and The Future; nobody told him when to uit when to rewrite and when to focusProofreading one's work is a near impossible chore as one tends to fall in lover with their own prose Gore leaves us with sentences the length of a paragraph and paragraphs the length of a page Coupled with awkward phrasing a reader is left with a book that at certain sections is a chore to read When the reader isn't struggle with the prose the lack of focus or purpose leaves one drifting aimlessly The subtitle tells us there is six drivers of global change Six topics could possibly be unified but instead we are treated to a multitude of topics with Gore rambling aimlessly from one to the next and then back again Sometimes it seemed Gore was intent on demonstrating his varied knowledge or even so treat us to a final summation of his ideas but the lack of coherent thought made any attempt at reading a message a futile task At times its possible to settle back and enjoy the book but then the problems resurface With its lack of purpose there's really no purpose for the reader to continue


The FutureCulture transportation and construction worldwide   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 rightPraise for The Future “Magisterial The passion is unmistakable So is the knowledge Practically every page offers an illumination” Bloomberg   “In The Future Gore takes on a subject whose scale matches that of his achievements and ambition” The New York Times Book Review   “Historically grounded Gore’s strengths lie in his passion for the subject and in his ability to take the long view by putting current events and trends in historical context” Publishers Weekly   “Provocative smart densely argued a tour de force of Big Picture thinking” Kirkus Reviews starred review   “A luminously intelligent analysis that is packed with arresting ideas and facts” The Guardian. I loved the book I can't be grateful to the person that recommended it to me It is not the first book I am reading on the issue but I definitely liked the way every point was presented and treated Every driverissue was presented with the right level of details and the proper framework for anyone to go and study to complete the pictureI can't agree on what he said We have to change the way we considered the impact of human life and prosperity in planet Earth It is time we admit the wrong done and move towards the solutions the improvements I am not American but what Mr Gore says about democracy in the US is the same everywhere The voice of the people has become just a tool others use to get It is strange that we lost faith in the fact that together we can do great things and instead transfer all our power with our votes to a selected few We do believe our vote for a candidate parliament prime minister president senate congress Whatever the role is within democracy means that we stand for what he said means we approve the way they promise to act but we fail miserably to make them accountable for it We do not follow up on their promises we do not reuire timelines and clear goals We don't ask of our elected to act towards us as our bosses reuire us to act I wonder if we would still have our jobs if we constantly promised one thing and failed to deliver it time after time I liked very much his proposals on taxes reforms His pay for what we burn not what we earn was fantastic There are many new business being build on entirely unsustainable environmental models but they get founded and move on to profit because the environment is not part of the euation Taxes are There are many things on the book for everyone for the students that want to know how can they fit in the world for the businesses that want to do better for the people concerned with the bigger picture for the scientists and their relentless researches and passion on their pursuits for the new policy makersfor everyone that feels deep inside that something needs to be done