Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

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"Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the worlds burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africas fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes across its war-torn landscape. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young and heavily populated regions, cyber-communities empower commerce across vast distances, and the worlds ballooning financial assets are being wisely invested into building an inclusive global society. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together." --
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780812988550
Branch Call Number: 303.490223 KH
Characteristics: xxv, 466 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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Apr 27, 2016

Resource wars are nothing new, contrary to what this author spews forth!
This dude reminds me of a line from Ferdinand Lundberg, the sadly deceased former great sociologist of the super-rich and an outstanding investigative journalist prior to that: The Rockefellers are omnipresent through surrogates.
Parag Khanna, just another surrogate . . . .
[Book should have been titled: I Love Shadow Banking] Khanna has been at the New America Foundation, which has an austerity-promoting program financed by Rockefeller lackey, Peter G. Peterson, and also at the Brookings Institution, home to the Hamilton Project, which is dedicated to privatizing everything!


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