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This text looks at several possible futures and how the world might change in the next half-century. Richard Watson examines emerging patterns and developments in society, technology, the economy, media, health care and business, and draws educated and entertaining conclusions as to where they might take us. Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface to the new edition; The 5 most important trends for the next 50 years; Introduction; 1 Society and Culture: why we'll take longer baths in the future; 2 Science and Technology: the rise of the machines; 3 Government and Politics: us and them; 4 Media and Entertainment: have it your way; 5 Money and Financial Services: everyone is a bank; 6 Automotive and Transport: the end of the road as we know it; 7 Food and Drink: faster and slower; 8 Retail and Shopping: what we'll buy when we've got it already
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