This book reviews the extraordinary promise of technological advances over the next twenty years or so, and assesses some of the key issues -- economic, social, environmental, ethical -- that decision-makers in government, business and society will face in the decades ahead.
The next few decades hold the prospect of remarkable progress in a wide range of pervasive technologies that are likely to have a profound effect on how we live, work, and spend our leisure time. These technologies are set to revolutionise the ...
This book reviews the forces driving economic and social change in today's world. It asesses the likelihood of a long boom materialising in the first decades of the 21st century and explores the strategic policies essential for making it happen.
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Category: Political Science
Recent years have witnessed a variety of large-scale disasters throughout the world relating to natural disasters, technological accidents, infectious diseases, food safety issues and terrorist attacks. This book examines the underlying forces driving changes in these key risk areas and explores the social and economic implications of these developments on major systems relating to provision of health services, transport, energy, food and water supplies, information and telecommunications. It identifies the challenges facing OECD countries, especially at an international level, in assessing, preparing for and responding to conventional and newly emerging hazards. It also sets out a number of recommendations for governments and the private sector as to how the management of emerging systemic risks might be improved.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development