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Futurewise, Fourth Edition by Patrick Dixon

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AfterwordTurning the cube – Optimist or Pessimist?

So, then, these are the six faces of the future. As I lecture about the future around the world people often ask me if I am an optimist or a pessimist. Surely, they say, the future contains so many disturbing challenges that it must worry you. The truth is that I am excited about the future and pleased to be alive at this time in history. The potential of technology is intoxicating, while the moral and environmental challenges we face are considerable. The choices are for good or for evil: to fulfil our own God-given destiny or to abandon the great design for living, the road to chaos and destruction.

It’s impossible to keep all six faces of the future in view at once, and some are more important ...

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