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Human civilization faces more challenges than ever before. Unless urgent action is taken, there will soon be biting shortages of energy, food and fresh water. Climate change also demands our attention, while conventional economic decision making and mass consumerism are leading us to ruin. The time has therefore come to fix the world.

This book is for everybody who wants to help shape a better future. Its chapters cover the interrelated topics of more local living, low energy lifestyles, dematerialization, design for repair, crowdsourcing, more women in authority, and the death of economics. Within a decade, all of these will be common cultural or business practice. Seven Ways to Fix the World therefore provides you with the opportunity to understand the rising agendas of tomorrow, and to help make a difference by getting ahead of the curve.

Published 24th September 2012. Available as a Kindle e-book from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (1.99 UK / $3.23 US), or as a paperback from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other book vendors (RRP 7.99 UK / $11.99 US). ISBN-13: 978-1479242849.

Seven Ways to Fix the World is the sequel to 25 Things You Need to Know About the Future, which was reviewed by New Scientist as "a worthwhile read for anyone curious to know what may await us".

CONTENTS

Prologue-- DOWNLOAD AS PDF or READ ON THE WEB

1. More Local Living -- embracing localization as the new globalization

2. Low Energy Lifestyles -- anticipating the net energy time bomb -- WATCH VIDEO

3. Dematerialization -- approaching the end of the consumer society

4: Design for Repair -- consuming things less and valuing things more

5. Crowdsourcing -- understanding open source products and virtual communities

6. More Women in Authority -- capitalizing on the whole gene pool

7. The Death of Economics -- caring for people, future humanity and the planet

Epilogue -- fostering a new narrative -- WATCH VIDEO

REVIEW COMMENTS

"Excellent . . . a right riveting read, and very accessible" --
Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth (17th October 2012)

PODCASTS

Seven Ways to Fix the World, Medilink East Midlands, interview with Lousie Third, 14th December 2012.

RELATED ARTICLES

Christopher Barnatt The Death of Economics?, Management-Issues, 28th November 2012.

Christopher Barnatt Can 3D Printing Change the World?, Replicator World, 26th November 2012.


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