A Tale of Two Futures

What will the future look like, and what can you do to change it?

A Tale of Two Futures is a Sci-Fi Novelette that tells the story of an average day in life in two very different futures, one where things have gone terribly wrong, and the other where things have gone amazingly right.

It's a way of answering the question that I get asked the most by people who have watched my TEDxTalk or have read my book "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK"—how will the future you describe look like? And the answer is, it depends.

The future will either be beautiful beyond imagination; or dismayingly horrifying, much worse than sci-fi dystopias have prepared us for.

The difference between the two futures lies in the choices we make.

Most people think that the world is too big, too immense for any individual to have an impact, because anything we do is merely a drop in the ocean. But what is an ocean, if not a multitude of drops?

The book is available for pre-order, and it will come out sometime in Spring 2013.

As always, it will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

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