New buzzed-about book A Brief History of a Perfect Future: Inventing the world we can proudly leave to our kids by 2050 that looks at the HOW we can literally create our future (available Sept 21st).
Rather than predict the future, Best-Selling authors Chunka Mui, Paul Carroll, and Tim Andrews want to invent a perfect future. More precisely, they want to help you invent it, and the authors provide individuals, organizations, and governments with practical tools to write their own future histories.
The fascinating book paints visions of how the world could look if we all start planning now and experiment our way toward taking full advantage of the technological marvels that will be available. The authors describe seven so-incredible-as-to-be-almost-magical technological building blocks that will be available to all of us in 2050. These building blocks in computing, communication, information, genomics, energy, water, and transportation — follow what the authors have dubbed the Laws of Zero.
They’ve spent decades working separately and together on some of the most challenging problems of the world’s largest organizations and most mission-critical governmental agencies. They’ve written a total of eight books, including Unleashing the Killer App, Big Blues, and Billion-Dollar Lessons. Now, they are applying their experience and talents to an even more important topic: the futures of their kids and yours.
Chunka Mui is a futurist who explores opportunities and challenges at the intersection of innovation, technology, and society. He is a co-founder and innovation advisor at the Future Histories Group, specializing in helping organizations design and stress test innovation strategies to make the world better. Chunka is the best-selling author of four books on strategy and innovation, along with co-author Paul Carroll. The Wall Street Journal named Chunka’s first book, Unleashing the Killer App, one of the five best books on business and the Internet.
Paul Carroll has excelled at the highest levels of journalism for decades while pushing state-of-the-art business strategy and innovation. For 17 years, he was a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal, where he wrote about information technology. The WSJ nominated him twice for the Pulitzer Prize. He spent seven years as a partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, which pioneered the idea of digital strategy beginning in the mid-1990s.
Tim Andrews is a famed consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton leader, providing strategy and organizational design, analytics, technology, and cybersecurity services for commercial companies and federal agencies. His areas of expertise include emerging technologies, IT transformation, IT architecture, IT operations, data science, cybersecurity, and health IT. Tim’s primary focus is helping Booz Allen leaders and clients understand critical emerging technologies’ operational advantages and pitfalls.