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2038 The World's Futures

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2038 The World's Futures from Virginie Raisson - Edition Robert Laffont, November 2016 - 204 Pages
 
As we regress far ahead, what do we see? Is the earth overpopulated? Can Africa take off? Will the robots work for us? Should we be afraid of the Chinese? Is globalization irreversible?
With each new international event, each scientific discovery or, more simply, each passing day, the future inspires new questions.
Yet if answers to these questions exist, no one can yet formulate them. For the future is not written and it is up to each person to explore possible futures to decide the future. This is what Virginie Raisson's new book, Les Futurs du Monde, proposes in 2038.
Developed as a follow-up to 2033, Atlas of the World's Futures, the summary of this new book has three main ambitions: to help measure the impact of our lifestyles on the future; to give a vision of the issues at stake in the global transition that is beginning; and to remind us that it is up to us to choose the future and give it meaning.
 
This new book covers a wide range of topics that concern everyone, such as ageing, health, consumption, mobility, inequalities, networks, currencies, fishing, scarcity, territorial changes, etc.
Throughout the pages, we can thus identify the dynamics, actors and places of transition; resistance or levers to change; processes of adaptation, technological leap or rebound; phenomena of crisis or rupture; new economic, development and governance models; utopias, beliefs and forces of resistance to change.
Once again, Virginie Raisson and her team have succeeded in writing a book on the future that is accessible to the general public, aesthetic and scientifically sound. A feat.
 
Graduate in history, geopolitics and international relations, Virginie Raisson is an analyst in international relations and heads the Lépac, an independent laboratory for geopolitical and prospective studies. Long involved with Médecins Sans Frontières, she is also the co-founder of a nursery and primary school with an active pedagogy. A regular speaker for major groups, international institutions and local authorities, Virginie Raisson is also the mother of three children, whom she likes to say are a privileged "field" for applied research on the future.
With Jean-Christophe Victor, she is notably co-author of the atlases of the Dessous des Cartes (Arte éditions / Tallandier, 2005 and 2007).
 

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