Yet Linden actively discredits most doomsday scenarios, which usually seem to blame some outside force for bringing on disaster. In his view, the existing problems will continue to feed upon and exacerbate each other. Crowded cities, for example, put further stress on a sick, polluted environment, allowing diseases to spread faster, while social and political unrest causes native populations to uproot and immigrate to other countries, creating new cycles of poverty, disease, and overpopulation.
Linden doesn't pretend to know how the human race will deal with these issues, nor does he claim to know all the answers. But The Future in Plain Sight tells a compelling and frightening story that deserves to be heard out. --Elisabeth Higgins --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Eugene Linden explains that most of civilization's history has included long periods of remarkable stability, including the last few decades. Read morePublished on May 29 2001 by Rolf Dobelli
This book is less than speculation. The flashpoints of the future cannot be recognized from our current perspective. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 1999
Bought the book six months ago, read it and almost forgot it. But look out -- author Eugene Linden's bold predictions are coming true. Read morePublished on March 4 1999
At a time when our leaders all too often take credit where none is due and place blame on those least deserving, it is refreshing to be reminded that much of fate lies beyond our... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 1999
This book is very suspect and stinks of mind control. When one looks to the future you have to look back and who,but the Illuminati have been controlling the world thru... Read morePublished on Jan. 18 1999
I cannot begin to express the degree of insanity present in this narrative. This book will do a very good job of raising the idiocy level of all its readers. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 1999 by Armand Tatevossian
As a life committed to the study and fulfillment of the future, I can say that I'm aware of no other book more prescient of the challanges humanity has created for itself. Read morePublished on Dec 22 1998
Dispelling the cyber-utopian and financial boom scenarios, exemplified by Wired Magazine and Harry Dent respectively, Mr. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 1998 by firstname.lastname@example.org