Crucial Questions About the Future presents readers concerned about the long-range future and their place in it with a series of tough but necessary questions and, refreshingly, offers no pat answers. Instead, what is offered is a structured and reason-bound exploration of the complexities of modern life with which the reader, or the future-studies inclined academic, can provide his own answers to these eternal and critical questions. Contents: The Future of Human Civilization; What Is Most Important of All?; Why Do We Act In Ways That Hurt Our Future?; What Will Our Actual Future Turn Out To Be?; How Can We Achieve a Satisfactory Future?; Preventing the Worst Catastrophes; Intelligent Life in the Universe: What Role Will It Play In Our Future?; From Which Aspects of Reality Can We Gain Meaning and Purpose?; How Can Each Person Contribute?
A unique tool for awakening students and adults to basic questions about the future.--Michael Marien, Editor, FUTURE SURVEY "Adult Learning "
The future of human civilization; what is most important of all?; why do we act in ways that hurt our future?; what will our actual future turn out to be?; how can we achieve a satisfactory future?; preventing the worst catastrophes; intelligent life in the universe - what role will it play in our future?; from which aspects of reality can we gain meaning and purpose?; how can each person contribute?