Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book Review (via Goodreads): George Friedman -- The Next 100 Years

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st CenturyThe Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

George Friedman is a respected futurist and forecaster. I think any attempt to make any kind of concrete speculation on the scale that he does is undoubtedly going to be rife with errors, but he does a good job of contextualizing his claims, and they're not implausible. While I disagree with some of the fundamental bases of his predictions, it is nonetheless an excellent compliment to other authos on geopolitics and foreign affairs such as Robert D Kaplan. For a good companion piece, try Radical Evolution by Joel Garreau, which focuses exclusively on the technology.

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