The Sixth Wave

The Sixth Wave

How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World

by Bianca Nogrady and James Bradfield Moody

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2010

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How to succeed in a resource limited world. Making predictions about the future is a dangerous game, particularly when that future has never looked more uncertain. Natural resources are dwindling and we are wasting the resources we do have at an unparalleled rate. Climate change threatens our way of life and digital technology is advancing at such a rate as to leave many of us baffled. But far from being all "doom and gloom", these signs point to the emergence of an exciting new wave of innovation. Throughout modern history, the tide of innovation and progress has ebbed and flowed but a clear pattern exists - five waves of innovation, beginning with the Industrial Revolution, have each transformed society, economies and industry. The fifth wave was dominated by information and communications technology but its peak is beginning to fade and a new, brighter star is emerging. The sixth wave of innovation will be about resources - natural resources, human resources and information. With the challenge of a planet running out of essential supplies and a population staring down the barrel of Malthus' dire predictions, the sixth wave will see humanity finally make the b
ISBN:
9781741668896
9781741668896
Category:
Industrial applications of scientific research & technological innovation
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
234x154x23mm
Weight:
0.37kg

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