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The Next 100 Years

The Next 100 Years

A Forecast for the 21st Century

  • Author: George Friedman
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • ISBN: 0749008024
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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The New York Times Bestseller If you think you know where the world is headed, think again Mexico making a bid for global supremacy? Poland becoming America’s closest ally? World War III taking place in space? It might sound fantastic but all these things can happen. In The Next 100 Years, George Friedman, author of the huge bestseller America’s Secret War offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the 21st century. He predicts where and why future wars will erupt, and how they will be fought; which nations will gain and lose economic and political power; and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century.

The Ingenuity Gap

The Ingenuity Gap

Officer Management for the 21st Century

  • Author: Maren Leed,David Sokolow
  • Publisher: CSIS
  • ISBN: 0892065966
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 64
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The officer management system comprises the laws, policies, procedures, and practices that guide how officers enter service and are subsequently developed, promoted, and separated. The purpose of this study is to examine whether that system aligns with the demands officers are likely to face in the years ahead. The basic question is whether we can continue to count on success.The fundamental nature of war remains unchanged, and there is much that the U.S. military confronts that is not unique in its history. Our country has seen, however, a definite shift in the challenges it faces on the battlefield. During the last two decades the U.S. military has engaged in a dizzying array of missions: from largely conventional battles in Operation Desert Storm, to humanitarian assistance missions in Haiti, to support civil authorities during Hurricane Katrina, to countering pirates off the coast of Africa. Today the U.S. military is engaged in complex, simultaneous operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa; the missions are part counterterrorism, part counterinsurgency, and part stability and support activities.If the United States expects its military officers to continue to excel, the future demands new approaches. The uncertainty, asymmetry, and complexity of military operations are not new, but the degree to which each of these features will dominate the future strategic, operational, and tactical environments is. This reality is due to the fact that the underlying trends are accelerating at unprecedented rates and show no sign of slowing. Thus, the hard problems of the past are becoming ever harder, the possibility for surprise is increasing, and we face, as one commentator recently observed, “an avalanche of ceaseless change.” This study identifies two specific implications of the future operating environment for the demands on U.S. officers. First, the responsibilities of junior officers will continue to expand beyond the bounds of their traditional foundational skill sets. Second, officers at all ranks will increasingly confront wicked or ill-structured problems, confounded by incomplete information and with such a vast array of implications that traditional decisionmaking models will no longer apply. But beyond these particular concerns lies a more fundamental issue: the growing divergence between an increasingly dynamic future and an officer management system optimized for static conditions. It portends an instance of what futurist Thomas Homer-Dixon, writing about the challenges facing humanity such as meeting long-term energy needs, has termed the “ingenuity gap,” the growing gulf between the need for increasingly creative, new ideas and their likely supply.

The Other Side of Truth

The Other Side of Truth

The Paranormal, the Art of the Imagination, and the Human Condition

  • Author: Paul Kimball
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 0991697510
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 248
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In The Other Side of Truth, filmmaker Paul Kimball crosses the Rubicon of the imagination to explore the idea that what we call the 'paranormal' is actually a form of artistic expression created by an advanced non-human intelligence to inspire us to think about who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. Using his own journey of discovery as the starting point, Kimball presents the 'other side of truth' - the world not as we have been told it is, but as we are being encouraged to imagine that it could become.

2052

2052

A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

  • Author: Jorgen Randers
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603584226
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the human ecological footprint would stop-either through catastrophic "overshoot and collapse"-or through well-managed "peak and decline." So, where are we now? And what does our future look like? In the book 2052, Jorgen Randers, one of the coauthors of Limits to Growth, issues a progress report and makes a forecast for the next forty years. To do this, he asked dozens of experts to weigh in with their best predictions on how our economies, energy supplies, natural resources, climate, food, fisheries, militaries, political divisions, cities, psyches, and more will take shape in the coming decades. He then synthesized those scenarios into a global forecast of life as we will most likely know it in the years ahead. The good news: we will see impressive advances in resource efficiency, and an increasing focus on human well-being rather than on per capita income growth. But this change might not come as we expect. Future growth in population and GDP, for instance, will be constrained in surprising ways-by rapid fertility decline as result of increased urbanization, productivity decline as a result of social unrest, and continuing poverty among the poorest 2 billion world citizens. Runaway global warming, too, is likely. So, how do we prepare for the years ahead? With heart, fact, and wisdom, Randers guides us along a realistic path into the future and discusses what readers can do to ensure a better life for themselves and their children during the increasing turmoil of the next forty years.

21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography

  • Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141297464X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Civilization in the 21st Century

Civilization in the 21st Century

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: How to Save the Future?
  • ISBN: N.A
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coming soon to a calendar near you - the 21st century

coming soon to a calendar near you - the 21st century

  • Author: Carole Marsh
  • Publisher: Carole Marsh Books
  • ISBN: 079339001X
  • Category: Calendars
  • Page: 48
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Includes in poster-like form a timeline of events from the first to the ninth millenniums, a count-down calendar to the year 2000, and definitions of terms associated with the change from one millennium to the next.

A Short Drive Through the 21st Century: The Future of Energy, Trade and Demographics

A Short Drive Through the 21st Century: The Future of Energy, Trade and Demographics

  • Author: Noel Brodsky
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1847285503
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 124
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This book is a brief overview of the next century using Economic analysis. It covers three main areas: Energy (with emphasis on oil), the international sector, and demographic change for both the USA and the world. There are some surprising results. Oil appears to have a long term stable mean of about $25 a barrel. International trade may be peaking, with a decline of trade into blocs. Africa may emerge as a rapidly developing continent by mid century. These areas are explained, and mixed together to give a complete picture of how this century may develop.

Rethinking the Mathematics Curriculum

Rethinking the Mathematics Curriculum

  • Author: Celia Hoyles,Candia Morgan,Geoffrey Woodhouse
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780750709392
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 258
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At a time when political interest in mathematics education is at its highest, this book demonstrates that the issues are far from straightforward. A wide range of international contributors address such questions as: What is mathematics, and what is it for? What skills does mathematics education need to provide as technology advances? What are the implications for teacher education? What can we learn from past attempts to change the mathematics curriculum? Rethinking the Mathematics Curriculum offers stimulating discussions, showing much is to be learnt from the differences in culture, national expectations, and political restraints revealed in the book. This accessible book will be of particular interest to policy makers, curriculum developers, educators, researchers and employers as well as the general reader.

Russ Coile's Health Care Forecast

Russ Coile's Health Care Forecast

Special Report

  • Author: Russell C. Coile
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780834218727
  • Category: Hospitals
  • Page: 106
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