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An opportunity for fresh perspectives.
While the world grapples with the current unfolding crisis, 25 leading futurists and future thinkers share their vision about what our post-pandemic world may look like, from a few months’ time through to 2035. Providing individuals, leaders, and organisations with foresight, insight, visionary thinking, and navigational guidance on what lies ahead, this book helps us plan and prepare as we shape our lives so we can collectively build a fairer, genuinely inclusive, and more sustainable future for all.
A timely, forward-thinking, and ultimately optimistic book that will challenge, provoke, and reassure.
THE ESSENTIAL DETAILS
Editors: Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington
Categories: Future, Society, Economy
Publication date: June 2020
Publisher: Fast Future Publishing
Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future suggests how the world might look and function in the future, exploring topics such as:
● Holding a bi-annual ‘quarantine month’ drill to prepare for next pandemic
● Reskilling society to survive and thrive in a post-pandemic world
● Having a digital replica of yourself to help control the spread of the next virus
● Considering whether indebted and fragile countries might merge or be ‘adopted’ by richer nations.
A timely, forward looking, and optimistic new book launches worldwide on Tuesday June 2, 2020. Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future explores topics such as what it would be like to have a bi-annual ‘quarantine month’, what would happen if the social security contract between generations breaks down, how to reinvent government and business, and how to put people and planet at the heart of the recovery agenda. The book explores critical ideas shaping our future, including:
· The positive outcomes from the pandemic. What is there to look forward to?
· End of an era - what we’re likely to lose forever as a result of the pandemic?
· Winners and losers. Who might benefit most in the long-term?
· The environmental and sustainability impacts of the pandemic
· The workplace of the future
· What are the choices that might take us closer to dystopia or utopia?
Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future has been created in less than10 weeks to explore 28 possible scenarios and development paths for the post-pandemic future. This provocative book is a fast-track response to the need for future perspectives, which can take the public debate beyond current issues, such as lockdown policies and getting children back into education, to think about what happens next.
Aftershocks and Opportunities - Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future is a collaboration between 25 respected future thinkers from around the globe, who draw on their expertise and insight with the goal of providing individuals, leaders, and organisations with a vision of what kind of world we might be facing - from a few months’ time through to 2035. The verdict is largely optimistic. Indeed, many contributors see the pandemic as a once in a generation opportunity for positive change. They outline the potential to reset our values, tap into the possibilities created by exponentially advancing technologies and green new deal initiatives, and so lead to a fairer, more progressive, transparent, and sustainable society.
The book has been initiated and edited in less than ten weeks by global futurists Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, and Alexandra Whittington from research and insights business Fast Future. The book features contributions from experts as far and wide as the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, the United States, and South Africa. Fast Future received 115 contributions in total and a second book is planned for release in September 2021.
Fast Future is a research, insights, consulting, and executive education business. The company specializes in the use of foresight applied to explore the future of humanity, government and governance, the economy, business, key sectors, and exponentially advancing fields of science and technology. The company has a particular interest in the impacts of developments such as artificial intelligence, robotics, exponential technologies, and disruptive thinking. Through its work, Fast Future explores how these emerging ideas and developments might impact life, society, nations, the planet, the future of work, and the creation of the trillion-dollar sectors of the future.
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