The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future

The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future

Thomas Homer-Dixon


regardless of all of society’s advances, our difficulties proliferate. Wars abound, environmental degradation speeds up, economies topple in a single day, and pandemics corresponding to AIDS and tuberculosis proceed to unfold. the web and different media aid to disseminate wisdom, yet they’ve additionally created an “info-glut” and left us too little time to technique it. What’s extra, advances in know-how have made the realm so bewilderingly fast moving and complicated that fewer everyone is capable even to know the issues, not to mention generate suggestions. That house among the issues that come up and our skill to resolve them is “the ingenuity gap,” and as we careen in the direction of an more and more harried and aggravating destiny, the distance turns out merely to widen.

As he explores the potential effects of this hole, Thomas Homer-Dixon deals an soaking up review of the nation of the realm and our skill to mend it. Culling from an remarkable array of fields–from economics to evolution, political technology to paleontology, pcs to communications –he integrates his gigantic wisdom into an available and fascinating argument. it is a publication with profound implications for everybody that we will be able to ailing come up with the money for to disregard.

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