Many political and economic certainties were upended in 2013. Reversing Gears covers the issues at the source with commentaries by Hassan Rouhani on Iran’s new international posture, Shinzo Abe on Japan’s “Abenomics,” Park Geun-hye on inter-Korean relations, George Osborne on British austerity, Daniel Yergin on US shale energy, George Soros on Germany’s European policy, and many more.
Although the modern world was built with oil, the time has finally come for humanity to shift to newer, cleaner sources of energy. But, as three recent books show, the process will be neither simple nor easy.
reviews three recent books on the state of the industry and its future after the pandemic.
Bold, specific, and usually alarming predictions about automation and coming job losses obscure a basic fact: the future remains uncertain. Whether technology is used to liberate or enslave us is always ultimately the responsibility of the humans in charge.
pushes back on the emerging consensus that whatever new technologies can do they inevitably will do.