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The Future and Related Nonsense

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Prepare to be completely captivated by this compelling, informative and entertaining look at the world around us and where we're headed - new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking. 'So, verily I say unto you, brothers and sisters - cast aside your digital rosary beads and look more closely at the world around you. Or better still, roll up your trouser legs ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by HarperCollinsPublishers Australia
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Daniel Taylor
Red pill or blue? How about you just apply some rational thinking instead of embracing technology blindly?

Funnell has two key messages: be skeptical and place your trust more wisely. Do you know what Google and Facebook and Twitter do with the data they collect on you? Really?

It's a thought-provoking read and while I disagree with some of his assertions, he does take a balanced, albeit idiosyncratic, approach to looking at the issues of how technology affects your life today and in the future th
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Apr 27, 2014 Lucas rated it really liked it
thought provoking. interesting points about current state of affairs and where they stem, also speculation on where we are heading.
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Oct 26, 2013 Al Bità rated it really liked it
The title of this book indicates the central point of view for understanding the text. The perennial quest for understanding the concept of time, and its usual division into three (past, present and future), with the ‘arrow’ of time apparently passing inexorably from the past into the future and never the other way around, has preoccupied philosophers, physicists, and religious thinkers without anyone being able to arrive at anything more than questioning our understanding of each of the traditi ...more
Geoff
Jul 11, 2012 Geoff rated it liked it
Shelves: technology, future
If you are wondering and worrying where all this technology is heading, this book will help your understanding.
Two of the major themes are ‘the value of scepticism’ and ‘misplaced trust’.
“We need to question what’s dished up to us, and what’s expected of us, in an increasing digital world. It’s difficult for many of us ... to sort out whether the future we’re building ... is actually the one we want for ourselves”
“We naively put out trust in a lot of really not-so-smart ideas: we increasingly ta
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Antony is a Walkley award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He is also the author of the newly-released book The Future and Related Nonsense (published by Harper Collins).

Antony has been the presenter of Future Tense since 2009; prior to that he fronted Media Report. He also presents the monthly education podcast EdPod for RN.

Over the past two decades he has worked for many of the country's lead
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