"A Very Human Future - Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World" New Book Launch from Fast Future
October 17th sees the launch of the latest book from Fast Future. "A Very Human Future - Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World" acknowledges the powerful technological shifts reshaping our world and addresses five key themes that are occupying the minds of individuals, politicians, business leaders, and civil society organizations across the globe: Exponential Technologies, Future of Work, People First, Policy Priorities, Enriching Humanity.
Exponential Technologies - How might exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) evolve over the next two decades and impact society, business, industry sectors, and government?
Future of Work - What are the implications for the way work will be organised and executed in the future and the net impact on employment?
People First - With powerful technological shifts reshaping our world and straining the old social fabric, how can we keep humanity at the centre of the story?
Policy Priorities - What societal, political, and economic priorities are required, so that we avoid dehumanizing ourselves and future generations?
Enriching Humanity - How can we harness intense technological bursts of possibility to bring about a better world for all its inhabitants?
The scale of likely future disruption is driven by the commercial and competitive drive from companies and countries to be leaders in the race to dominate world changing fields such as AI, blockchain, and genomics. Indeed, the central argument of the book is that we cannot and generally should not try to hold back innovation. Instead, the book argues that we need to overturn the death grip of decaying orthodoxies and assumptions that hold back societal adaptation and human advancement.
"A Very Human Future" is a call to experiment with a range of actions and initiatives to prepare ourselves for a radically different world and range of possible futures - because we simply don't know if AI and its disruptive cousins will eliminate more jobs than they create.
At the heart of the human challenge lie education, social skills, curiosity, and digital literacy at every level of society. To help achieve this massive uplift in our understanding of a changing world, Fast Future has launched a global offer where every educator and student over the age of 16 can receive a free electronic copy of all of Fast Future’s books exploring different aspects of the future.