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Futurology

Megachange: The World in 2050 (The Economist)

Megachange: The World in 2050 (The Economist) edited by D. Franklin, John Andrews The Economist

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Flash forward and profit

Will Daniel Burrus achieve Stephen Covey-like guru-status with this book? Since Covey's The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People came out in 1989, many imitators have followed. But Burrus has the originality and verve to really stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Asia faces natural barriers as West's fortunes dim

Decades don't usually have the courtesy to begin and end on the right year. The social and cultural revolution that Western countries think of when they talk of the 'Sixties' only got underway in 1962-63, and didn't end until the Middle East war and oil embargo of 1973-74.

29 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Future focus

Forum to look at upcoming trends that will include a fusion of east and west

Fabric industry players need to look one or two years ahead to make sure they can meet demand and compete. The Directions trend forum of the fair allows industry members to grasp what will be on in the market.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Pride before a fall

Cometh the hour, cometh the man - although, in this case, he's 55 minutes late. The Doomsday Clock, maintained since 1947 by the University of Chicago's Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists as an analogy of how close the human race is to 'catastrophic destruction', stands at five minutes to midnight: our doom.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In terms of bang for buck, oil shock meaningless for HK

And so oil at US$100 a barrel is almost upon us, is it? That's as good a reason as any to send markets down when they are already in a downish mood. Bring on the doom and gloom.

But just one moment first. Perhaps we may want to think of one or two trends that could take some of the gloom off the doom, particularly for Hong Kong.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future

The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future

by James Martin

Riverhead Books, HK$128

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Shock and ore

Rust-red sand extends as far as the eye can see, while in the foreground kangaroos and emus pick at a few desiccated sprigs of vegetation. It's not much to look at, and in summer the temperature can reach a blistering 50 degrees Celsius, but this is the epicentre of a resources boom that's binding Australia ever closer to the economic rise of Asia.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the letter 'Why close Wan Chai?' (September 19), 'peak oil' was incorrectly replaced by 'corporate oil' during the editing process. Peak oil refers to the peak global production of oil before it goes into terminal decline.

24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

AI still not clever enough

Even today, some argue that the human mind is radically different from any other kind of intelligence - natural or artificial.

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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