We humans tend to fear the unknown—and the future is, by definition, one big unknown. Questions about the future of politics, technology, and the economy can make us feel anxious, and keep us awake long past our bedtimes.
So what can we do to prepare for what’s next, and hopefully assuage some of our fears? Well, we can start by making the unknown future a little more known. Check out the three eye-opening reads below to get started.
Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things That Seem Impossible Today
By Jane McGonigal
A world-renowned future forecaster and game designer draws on the latest scientific research in psychology and neuroscience to show us how to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Jane McGonigal, in the Next Big Idea App
The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future
By Stephen Poloz
Filled with takeaways for employers, investors, and policymakers, as well as families discussing jobs and mortgage renewals around the kitchen table, The Next Age of Uncertainty is an indispensable guide for those navigating the fault lines of the risky world ahead. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Stephen Poloz, in the Next Big Idea App
Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence
By Amy B. Zegart
A fascinating and revealing account of espionage for the digital age, Spies, Lies, and Algorithms is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reality of spying today. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Amy B. Zegart, in the Next Big Idea App
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