5 Books That Will Bring Out Your Inner Nostradamus
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5 Books That Will Bring Out Your Inner Nostradamus

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5 Books That Will Bring Out Your Inner Nostradamus

Even in the 16th century, Nostradamus was kind of a big deal. Born in 1503, he became the most widely read seer of the Renaissance, making eerily accurate predictions about everything from the death of King Henri II to the details of the French Revolution—which came to pass 200 years after his time.

While not all of us possess the (supposed) clairvoyant abilities of Nostradamus, we still have the power to see into the future. All we have to do is crack open one of the five excellent reads below, and we’ll start to see exactly where our world is headed.

 

Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose

Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

By Kevin Roose

Technology columnist Kevin Roose lays out a hopeful, pragmatic vision for how humans can survive in the machine age. He shares the secrets of people and organizations that have thrived during periods of technological change, and explains how we can protect our own futures. View Our “Book Bite” Summary

 

Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway

Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity

By Scott Galloway

To discover how the coronavirus pandemic will affect, well, everything, look no further than Post Corona. NYU professor Scott Galloway offers a piercing analysis that touches on technology, education, and government in his wide-ranging discussion of the world that COVID will leave us. View Our “Book Bite” Summary

 

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer by Steven Johnson

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

By Steven Johnson

All the advances of modern life—the medical breakthroughs, the public health institutions, the rising standards of living—have doubled human life expectancy in just one hundred years. Extra Life is the story of how that happened, and how we might live even longer in the future. View Our “Book Bite” Summary

 

The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain by Annie Murphy Paul

The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

By Annie Murphy Paul

Exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and psychologists, The Extended Mind outlines a dramatic new vision for how our minds work, full of practical advice on how we can all think better than ever. View Our “Book Bite” Summary

 

2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything by Mauro F. Guillén

2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything

By Mauro F. Guillén

Wharton professor Mauro F. Guillén offers a groundbreaking analysis on the global trends shaping the future, including an analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these dramatic, often surprising changes. View Our “Book Bite” Summary

 

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