Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

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Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good for You, New York Times bestselling author and one of the most inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture, Steven Johnson, maps the ways a connected world will be both different and better.

Steven Johnson proposes that a new model of political change is on the rise transforming everything from local government to classrooms to health care. It's… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


The book is a wide-ranging sketch of possibilities, not a detailed policy prescription, and read as such, it's frequently inspiring.

Future Perfect is an interesting book as far it goes, but it does not go far enough.

Despite an analysis that can be rather facile, "Future Perfect" serves the estimable service of arguing persuasively that direct democracy is more feasible in a networked age than it has been for a very long time - and prompting one to ask whether, despite its imperfections, it beats the alternatives.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Riverhead (September 18, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 466 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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