Welcome to 2050 - what the real 2050 could be like.
This book is about what life will be like when "cyber" is prolific, self-aware, and in full control of large-scale industry, service, and transportation. There will be fascinating changes in how humans live and what they think about.
Some changes you will hear about are the following:
Cyber muses: "Behind every great man...er, person, there is a good wom...er, cyber muse!"
Wearables and surveillance: These mean fast fixing of problems in both machines and people. Privacy? Third fiddle to fast fix and inspiring body and mind altering.
Total entitlement state: Necessities fully covered! Now how about human wants and feelings?
The chapters in this book are of two styles:
Essays describing what changes will be happening
Stories that put a deeply human twist on the ramifications of these changes
In this much-changed world, what will people be experiencing, what will they be thinking about, and what will they be aspiring for?
These are the questions being asked and answered in Visions of 2050.
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The worst quality in an audiobook
I have over two hundred audio books and although the quality of recording can be different from book to book, not one is as foul sounding as this turkey. Verging on the unlistenable, this audiobook must have been recorded underwater. Even after adjusting the EQ quite a bit, I could not make this sound reasonably good.
I would not necessarily avoid books that predict the future of the world, I would avoid this.
Mr. White sounds like a poor man's Rush Limbaugh, a very very poor man's Limbaugh. He sounds delighted to be reading his book but I was quite undelighted.
This book is unnecessarily political. When the author reads the section of the book that deals with what he calls T.E.S., he is talking about "the Entitlement State." This is just what the doctor did not order after the 2016 election. The author sounds like a warped Limbaugh and he also spouts the philosophy of Mr. Limbaugh. This was the worst audio book I have ever owned...complete torture.
- Roland Korg