There s a Future: Visions for a Better World
Texts by Nayef Al-Rodhan, Daniel Altman, Clara Barrabés, Wallace Broecker, Amitai Etzioni, Melanie Fessel, Jennifer M. Gidley, Jerome C. Glenn, Francisco González, Sohail Inayatullah, Mitchell Joachim, Anne Lise Kjaer, Beatriz A. Lara Bartolomé, Claus Leggewie, José M. Mato, Carola Moreno, Paul D. Raskin, José Manuel Sánchez Ron, Sandip Tiwari, Joaquín Vial, Kevin Warwick
Images by Valérie Belin, Sonja Braas, Stéphane Couturier, Nicole Dextras, Eric Fischer, Peter Fraser, Julian Germain, Dionisio González, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Arturo Muñoz, NASA, Paul Noble, Donald Petit/NASA, Szymon Roginski, Thomas Struth, Jack van Wijk
Theres a Future: Visions for a Better World maps out how our reality is likely to change over the course of the coming decades. The book presents eighteen essays that explore the future from very different perspectives, grouped under five overarching themes: Fundamentals, Science and Technology, The Environment, Global Society, and People. The final chapter details how BBVA is preparing itself for this new reality. The contributing authors are leaders of research and current practice in fields such as nanotechnology, urban design, ecology, demographics, education, and international relations in globalized world. Presenting their arguments with rigor and objectivity, they reject fatalism and instead affirm their conviction that there is still time to build a better world for future generations.