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Renowned technology and economics forecaster Mark Anderson reveals hidden patterns beneath the art and science of predicting the future. Through a series of personal vignettes, Anderson exposes a complex web of causes, influences, and effects that propel today’s world, then describes strategies that he employs to lay bare new trends, to make new discoveries in a wide variety of disciplines, and to accurately foresee future events.
|“Our brains appear to be massive pattern matchers, according to recent neural studies. Some brains seem to match patterns better than others, and Mark Anderson’s works especially well, as he explains in this wide-ranging book.”
– Vint Cerf, internet pioneer and VP/chief internet evangelist of Google
|“… Not many have prophetic powers, but all of us can learn a lot about the science and art of prediction by studying this book…. For those of us who are struggling to make sense of the present and peer into the future, the methods [he] reveals in The Pattern Future are a gift!”
– Larry Brilliant, chair of the Skoll Global Threats Fund and author of Sometimes Brilliant
|“A rare book written by a rare polymath … filled with amazing stories on Mark Anderson’s most stunning intellectual trajectory – from the world of discovering the patterns that lie beneath complexity mathematics and the mysteries of relativity theory to uncovering the patterns driving many aspects of global trade and currency wars…. Reading this book will give us all insight into how a master continues to do this year after year after year.”
– John Seely Brown, independent co-chairman of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, former chief scientist of Xerox Corp., and former director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
|“[Anderson] … provides compelling examples of how the knowledge one gains from recognizing pattern shifts requires high moral courage to act on those insights, when everyone else is blind to the drastic change about to happen. The combination of understanding how to see patterns and the courage to act on their implications gives Mark his extraordinary Superpower. Quite a remarkable story!”
– Larry Smarr, founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2, a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership)