Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke

ANYONE WHO ATTEMPTS to write about the future should take warning from all the failures of the past. Even in the restricted field of technology, which is the only one where any kind of forecasting is possible, success has been very limited. And in geopolitical matters, it has been virtually nonexistent: did anyone predict the events of the last decade in Europe? So in this book, Ervin Laszlo, scientist, and founder and president of the Club of Budapest, makes a vital point: the future is not to be forecast, but created. What we do today will decide the shape of things tomorrow. Especially the way we perceive the challenges that await us, and the vision we develop for coping with them. His book furnishes essential ...

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