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The Shift Age

ISBN: 9781402273902

By: David Houle

Published: 12/01/2011

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The Shift Age is about humanity's new ere. As the Information Age gives way to the Shift Age, we are entering a time of transformation and change that offers both great risk and incredible opportunity. Originally published in 2007, David Houle identifies and explains the dynamics and forces that already have reshaped and will continue to reshape our world for the next 20 years. He comments from the front lines of the Shift Age on issues and topics that affect our lives. We have entered the final, global stage of humanity's cultural, social and economic evolutionsary journey: The Shift Age

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

Part I: The Shift Age

Chapter 1: The Shift Age in Context

Chapter 2: The Threshold Decades

Chapter 3: The Shift Age

Part II: Commentary on the Shift Age

Introduction

Chapter 4: Going Global

Exit Greenspan, the Economist's Rock Star

The World Cup Points the Way

Made in China

It Is All Global

Debt, Credit, Obligations, and Trust

Damaged Brands

Chapter 5: Technology and Transformation

Sometimes It Is Easy to See the Future: A Futuristic Pocketful

Happy Birthday, PC!

Sometimes It Is Easy to See the Future: Head to the Beach for a Day at Work

Always Faster

Sometimes It Is Easy to See the Future: Is It Real?

Cell Phones Are Transformative

The Future of Video Games

Technology Advances, Privacy Declines

Berkeley and Nanotechnology

A Cell Phone Milestone

Moore's Law Lives On

The iPhone Starts It Up Again

A New Cell Phone Milestone

Chapter 6: Energy and Global Warming

Solving the Energy Problem and Saving Ourselves

Europe All the Time, New York When It Needs To

A Walk on the Beach

Once Again It Starts in California

National Defense Becomes Green

Make Global Warming an Economic Issue

Three Cheers for Titanium Dioxide

A Man Who Is Working to Save the Planet

We Have Only Just Begun

Change the Language, Change the Thinking

Sputnik: 50 Years Later

Chapter 7: Our Automotive Future

An Electric Car

A Man Who Wants to Change the World

The Quest for the Perfect Battery: Part One

The Quest for the Perfect Battery: Part Two

The Compressed Air Car

Chapter 8: A Time of Disintermediation

Disintermediation: A Buzzword to Bring Back

Disintermediation: A Deeper Look

Watching Video, Selling a Home, Buying Insurance

The Political Party in the United States: A Candidate for Disintermediation?

Guilty Pleasures

Disintermediation Is Rarely Partial

Say Good-bye to the 6-percent Commission Rule

Chapter 9: Intellectual Property, the Wealth of the Shift Age

Intellectual Property Is the New Valuation

A Historic Day for Intellectual Property

The Financial Exchange for the 21st Century

The Merchant Banker of Intellectual Capital

Chapter 10: The Morphing of Media

Broadband…Finally!

High-touch Media

A Media Milestone

Three Deaths of a Media Icon

A Book Convention: In the Year 2025

Chapter 11: Culture at the Beginning of the Shift Age

In the Future, Let's All Get Caught Napping

Coffee and Caffeine

The New Coffee Culture and Why It Reflects Our Changing World

New and Threatening Becomes Acceptable and Mainstream

Water

Water Redux

A 20th-century Habit

Time Capsule for 2057

Expanding the Definition of Life

A Happiness Index

2007: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Notes

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Excerpt

INTRODUCTION

THREE YEARS AGO I set out to write a book about the future; you hold the result in your hands. The goal was to present a clear picture of the current dynamics shaping our worl

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 11.84 oz
Page Count: 244 pages

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