While the surreal drama of the Marathon Bombing and the subsequent manhunt was going on last week, I was reading two books about the future.
I was expecting to be annoyed by Al Gore's book The Future, and to be energized by Byron Reese's Infinite Progress. But it didn't quite turn out that way.
I have certainly enjoyed and been energized by Reese's book. Its subtitle, How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger and War, gives you an idea of its thesis. It is a good antidote to the kind of doomsaying futurism that we...Read more