Contents

THE MEANING OF THE 21ST CENTURY

THE MAKE-OR-BREAK CENTURY

by JAMES MARTIN

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE. THE NEED FOR TRANSITION
CHAPTER 1. THE TRANSITION GENERATION
CHAPTER 2. WHAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS?
CHAPTER 3. RICH KIDS AND THEIR TRUST FUND
CHAPTER 4. TOO MANY PEOPLE
CHAPTER 5. THE GIANT IN THE KITCHEN
CHAPTER 6. DESTITUTE NATIONS
CHAPTER 7. CLIMATE CATASTROPHE
CHAPTER 8. INVISIBLE MAYHEM
PART TWO. TECHNOLOGIES OF SORCERY
CHAPTER 9. GENETICALLY MODIFIED HUMANS?
CHAPTER 10. NANO-DELUGE
CHAPTER 11. AUTOMATED EVOLUTION
CHAPTER 12. THE TRANSHUMAN CONITION
PART THREE. THROUGH THE CANYON
CHAPTER 13. THE AWESOME MEANING OF THIS CENTURY
CHAPTER 14. A PERFECT STORM
CHAPTER 15. THE VITAL ROLE OF CORPORATIONS
CHAPTER 16. CULTURE'S CRUCIBLE
CHAPTER 17. A COUNTER-TERRORIST WORLD
CHAPTER 18. WORLD SCENARIOS
PART FOUR. THE GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE
CHAPTER 19 A GREAT CIVILIZATION?
CHAPTER 20 VALUES OF THE FUTURE
CHAPTER 21 CATHEDRALS OF THE MIND
CHAPTER 22. TOWARDS THE SINGULARITY
CHAPTER 23. RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH HOMO SAPIENS
CHAPTER 24. REVOLUTION
APPENDICES