From medicine to the movies,
from computers to the climate, change is everywhere around us, transforming
the way we will live, work, play, and learn. We will likely experience
as much change in the next three decades than we have in the whole previous
In such a world, how do we
make sense of our future, and our place within it?
TechTV's Catalog of
Tomorrow offers an exciting glimpse at the new trends
and technologies that will shape our lives, our society and our planet
in the next 15-20 years.
presents nearly a hundred subjects, from nanotechnology to space tourism,
from demographics to digital democracy, in a clearly written and
visually arresting style that explains complex trends and technologies
in plain English. Each topic is presented in a two or four page
"spread", with timelines, statistics, and pointers to online
The Catalog is divided into
four sections: Emerging Technologies, Our Lives, Our Society and Our
Planet. Within each of these, you'll find themes like Bioscience,
Computing, Health and Fitness, Home and Office,
Travel and Transportation, Energy, and Exploration.
Each of these themes is introduced by a renowned leader in that field,
providing a unique - and provocative - perspective.
Deeply researched and beautifully
designed, TechTV's Catalog of Tomorrow is more than a book: it's a tool
for thinking about the future.
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Numerous futurists, visionaries,
and technology commentators have added their insights and visions of
the future to the book, including:Paul Saffo, leading futurist
and director of the Institute for the Future,Howard Rheingold,
technology visionary and author, Craig Venter, co-decoder of
the human genome, Jef Raskin, designer of the original Macintosh
computer, Christine Peterson, expert on nanotechnology and president
of the Foresight Institute, Nathan Shedroff, leading digital
media designer, Stefano Marzano, CEO of Philips Design, Richard
Garriott, legendary video game designer, Clement Bezold,
president of Alternative Futures,Douglas Rushkoff, cultural critic,
commentator, and author, William McDonough, architect and environmental
champion, Alex Marshall, urban planning theorist, journalist,
and author, Martin Siegel, professor of education and informatics
at Indiana University, John Arquilla, leading military theorist
on the future of war, Maurice Strong, Senior Advisor to the United
Nations and World Bank and organizer of the Rio Earth Summit, Rory
Stears, CEO of Freeplay, pioneers in human-powered devices, Frank
Drake, astrophysicist and chairman of the SETI Institute, and many
This book is edited by Andrew
Zolli, a futurist working at the intersection of technology, design,
innovation, and futures research. You can reach him with comments or
suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Guide to Tomorrow
TechTV's Catalog of Tomorrow
provides at-a-glance information graphics that provide context for each
subject. Each spread can be read as a stand-alone piece,
each subject is "linked" to others related to it, there are
a thousand possible journeys through the book.
To make the Catalog even
more valueable, we've launched this Web site, where you can read exclusive
additional content, learn how others feel about the future, and
contribute your ideas for the next edition of the book.