Top Five: The Future

wf2013logo324by148The World Future Society’s annual conference, WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon, is taking place right now in Chicago. WorldFuture 2013 brings together the world’s premier minds to discuss the long-range future of science, technology, humanity, government, religion and many other topics. Speakers at this “World’s Fair of Ideas” include MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte, visionary author Ramez Naam, Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly, and geosecurity expert John Watts.  Keep up with the latest news from the conference on Twitter using hashtag #WF13.

WFR_72ppiRGB_150pixWTo celebrate WorldFuture 2013, we’re pleased to bring you the current top five most-read articles from World Future Review. With topics ranging from the future of jobs to a book review on agricultural biotechnology, these are sure to pique your interest. They are free to access using the links below through August 3. Please share and enjoy!

James M. Higgins
The Fourth Singularity and the Future of Jobs
World Future Review March 2013

Michael Marien
Book Review: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
World Future Review March 2013

Rick Docksai
Book Review: The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, by Ramez Naam
World Future Review March 2013

Peter F. Eder
Book Review: Seeds, Science, and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops, by Abby Kinchy
World Future Review March 2013 5: 73-75, doi:10.1177/1946756713478581

Victor Grech, Clare Vassallo, and Ivan Callus
The Last (Fertile) Man on Earth: Comedy or Fantasy?
World Future Review March 2013

Do you have a paper to submit? The editors of World Future Review invite manuscripts from contributors worldwide whose essays fall within the broad spectrum defined as “futures research.” Click here for more information.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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