Copernicus

Preparing for the Next Cyber Revolution

How Our World Will Be Radically Transformed—Again!

Authors: Pelton, Joseph

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  • Examines the innovative technologies, megatrends, and emerging threats that are already reshaping our society
  • Explores ways to develop and harness technology to better meet the U. N. Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
  • Breaks down the complex economic transformation behind the concept of the “Fourth Wave” cyber revolution
  • Offers insights into how we might redirect technology to revitalize the global ecology and redefine the nature of work
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About this book

Prepare yourselves for the coming Cyber Revolution! Over time, humankind has transformed from hunter-gatherer to farmer, from farmer to industrial worker, and from industrial worker to service provider.  Now, we are on the cusp of a fourth transformative wave, spurred by climate change, exponential population growth, and our ever-increasing reliance on technology.

This Copernicus book follows the stream of changes we will likely experience over the next few decades. These will involve the design and planning of smart cities and vital new mega-cities, as well as the use of sophisticated artificial intelligence and knowledge systems in our professional and everyday lives. The book shows how the nature of work, economics, taxation, social intercourse, and a slew of other global human endeavors will almost certainly undergo fundamental shifts during this time.

Despite the many crises the world is gearing up to face, this book is not all doom and gloom – it is a call to action, a guide to how we might harness novel technologies in space and cyberspace to address our most urgent needs.

About the authors

Joseph N. Pelton, Ph.D., has authored over 50 books and over 300 articles during the course of his career. He is a Fellow and member of the Executive Board of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and serves as one of the Editors of the Journal of Space Safety Engineering. He is the former Dean and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Space University and Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University.

Dr. Pelton was the founder of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation. He has served as the foundation’s Executive Director, and also as Executive Director of the Clarke Institute of Telecommunications and Information (CITI). Additionally, he was the founding President of the Society of Satellite Professionals (SSPI) and has been recognized in the SSPI Hall of Fame. In industry, he was Director of Strategic Policy for Intelsat, Director of Project SHARE and served in various roles for the Comsat Corporation.  He has formerly served on the Advisory Board of the World Future Society and frequently speaks and writes as a futurist.

Dr. Pelton has been elected to be a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and has received numerous writing and educator awards from the American Astronomical Society, the International Communications Association, the British Interplanetary Society, the Miami Children’s Hospital, and ISCe, among others. He served as the Managing Director of the U.S. World Communications Year 1983 Committee—A U.S. Presidential Appointment.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • What Is the Cyber Revolution?

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 1-18

  • We Need Better Planet Management Skills

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 19-41

  • The Prime Drivers of Change

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 43-65

  • Smart Cities, Megacities and Meta-Cities

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 67-77

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 79-91

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02137-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02136-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preparing for the Next Cyber Revolution
Book Subtitle
How Our World Will Be Radically Transformed—Again!
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02137-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02137-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-02136-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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