Feb 172011

Future Files: A Brief History of the Next 50 Years by Richard Watson. As the title would indicate, this is a book about predictions for the next 50 years.

Normally I love to read prediction books. I am always intrigued about what people think will happen. But this book couldn’t hold my attention. There was just too much crammed in the book.

The book starts with a description of the 5 most important trends. I think that if the book had taken those 5 and simply expanded on them, it would have been easier to read, and more interesting. Instead, the book goes into 11 different areas with 5 top trends each, and many more details.

The book ends with a list of 5 things that wouldn’t change over the next 50 years. This list was also interesting, however very little time was spent on it.

Overall, I found the book had too great a range. There was just too much information to able to absorb much of anything.

Rating: 2/5
Source: Review copy from Net Galley

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