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Author Brian David Johnson discusses his latest, in conversation with Cory Doctorow.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the first book of its kind, an acclaimed futurist gives readers the tools they need to envision and create the future they want.
If you’re like most people, thinking about tomorrow makes you anxious. You may have dreams of what you want to do or where you want to be in the next few months, years, or decade, but you’re fearful because you don’t know what may await. Unfortunately, this apprehension affects how you make decisions today—the kind of decisions that will impact your life tomorrow.
Acclaimed futurist Brian David Johnson has spent a quarter century helping governments, Fortune 500 corporations, and other organizations chart successful paths forward by showing them what the world will soon look like. Now, he uses his prognosticator’s skill to help you be your best self—to help you see the future, and your place in it, in a new light.
Johnson’s method isn’t magic and doesn’t rely on a crystal ball. It’s grounded in science and highly practical. In Future You, he lays out a series of pragmatic steps to help you better understand the present and to actually envision your tomorrow. In this groundbreaking, eye-opening guide, he makes clear that you’re responsible for creating the future you want—and you have the power to do it.
The Future You encourages you to dream about your tomorrow—and gives you the tools to make it real.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The future is Brian David Johnson's business. He is a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and a Futurist and Fellow at Frost & Sullivan. From 2009 to 2016, he was Intel Corporation’s first-ever futurist. Johnson has more than 40 patents, and he has been published in many consumer and trade publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Slate, and he appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, Fox News, and the Discovery Channel. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. He is also the author HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about conspiracies and monopolies; and of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults, a YA graphic novel called IN REAL LIFE; and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER. His first picture book was POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER (Aug 2020). He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.