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Doing away with complexity, each topic in the book Explore The Big Picture is explored in a way that it relates to the others. Browse to the topics below, take a look inside the book or browse trough more content on our LinkedIN showcase page.

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 – TECHNOLOGY
1.1 RIDING THE WAVE OF RAW COMPUTER POWER
1.2 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
1.3 BIOTECHNOLOGY
1.4 METAMATERIALS, PRINTING TECHNOLOGY AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS
1.5 REALITY, ROBOTS, AND CYBORGS
1.6 FINAL THOUGHTS

CHAPTER 2 – HUMANITY COLLIDING WITH EARTH’S BOUNDARIES
2.1 SHIFTING TOWARDS THE ANTHROPOCENE EPOCH
2.2 EARTH’S NINE KEY PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS
2.3 FINAL THOUGHTS

CHAPTER 3 – OUR SOCIAL FOUNDATION
3.1 WATER, FOOD, AND DISPLACEMENT
3.2 ENERGY AND MOBILITY
3.3 HEALTH
3.4 EDUCATION
3.5 INCOME AND WORK
3.6 THE HUMAN FACTOR
3.7 FINAL THOUGHTS

CHAPTER 4 – ECONOMY, POLITICS AND POWER
4.1 CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY
4.2 POWER
4.3 CONTROL
4.4 RESILIENCE
4.5 FINAL THOUGHTS

CHAPTER 5 – BEYOND EARTH
5.1 OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
5.2 CHALLENGES TO GO FORWARD TO THE MOON, MARS AND BEYOND
5.3 OPENING UP THE SPACE ECONOMY
5.4 HUMANITIES BIG LEAP
5.5 A DEEP DIVE INTO THE UNKNOWN
5.6 FINAL THOUGHTS

FINAL THOUGHTS EXPLORE THE BIG PICTURE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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