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Vision 2020 - Ervin Laszlo

Paperback Published: 31st January 1994
ISBN: 9782881246128
Number Of Pages: 160

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The vision of the year 2020 Laszlo sketches is not a science fiction account of a technological utopia, nor is it the doomsday world pictured by pessimists. Laszlo argues for a holistic approach to education, the environment, and political economic systems and shows what is involved in reaching it, and how people today can take an active and positive part in growing toward it.
In this imaginative and visionary book, Ervin Laszlo, one of the world's foremost systems thinkers, takes the readers on a trip to the future. As it approaches, will the dangers we have initiated on our world reach a threshold which will end humanity and perhaps other life?

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"Our precious, life-sustaining planet is half-choked already. If things grow on as before, tomorrow it would be fully choked and we would all be dead." -From the Preamble

Preamble: The Surprising Lily Pond
The Obsolescence of Modern Beliefs: Unsurprising Surprises at the Dawn of a New Agep. 1
The Challenge of Responsibilityp. 9
Bifurcation and Chaos: Understanding the Dynamics of Changep. 21
Perspectives of an Evolving World: New Ways to See Our Futurep. 35
The Butterflies of Chaos: Launching the Third Strategyp. 53
Vision 2020: Imaging a Post-Critical Worldp. 63
The Grand Alliance of Science, Art, Religion, and Educationp. 79
The Big Picture: Further Reflections on Our Past and Our Futurep. 97
Appendix: Basic Concepts of Evolutionary Systems Theoryp. 105
Further Reading: Basic Writings on Evolution and Society, Selected by Alexander Laszlop. 115
Indexp. 127
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ISBN: 9782881246128
ISBN-10: 2881246125
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 31st January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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