The world is interconnected on a scale never before seen—and that’s a problem. The more complex a thing is, the more susceptible it becomes to collapse. As scientist John Casti explains, “the infrastructures required to maintain a postindustrial lifestyle—power, water, food, communication, transportation, health care, defense, finance—are so tightly intertwined that when one system sneezes, the others can quickly get pneumonia.”
In X-Events, Casti examines the various calamities that could blast us back to the pre-industrial age. Discussing everything from a catastrophic shutdown of the Internet and the end of oil to global pandemics and even a robot uprising, this book is riveting. You won’t look at the world the same way again.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Inc. ( June 12, 2012 )
Item #: 13-569548
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 18.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Spoon fed a little bit of evolution and a little bit of global warming (too much of both for me). Some good reading, but that spin is there. I wouldn't have bought it had I known.