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Future Perfect - The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Steven Johnson

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Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good For You, New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson's Future Perfect makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. Johnson paints a compelling portrait of this new political worldview -- influenced by the success and interconnectedness of the Internet, but not dependent on high-tech solutions -- that breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative thinking. With his acclaimed gift for multi-disciplinary storytelling and big ideas, Johnson explores this new vision of progress through a series of fascinating narratives: from the "miracle on the Hudson" to the planning of the French railway system; from the battle against malnutrition in Vietnam to a mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan; from underground music video artists to the invention of the Internet itself. At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Future Perfect makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that new solutions are on the rise. This is a hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future, from one of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Samuel Cohen

Length:

5h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:11