Sunday, December 22, 2013

Book Review: Future Perfect

I'm behind on reviews so keeping these short.

The book's main premise is that peer networks, and 'peer progressives' (his term for sort of folk with a neo-progressive mindset and a belief in peer networks as the tool to get us there) will improve many facets of our future.

After a strong opening explaining the concept, the book falls short. Too drunk on the kool-aid for the examples, too short on prescriptive behavior, and not honest enough to take a look at the downsides and possible pitfalls.

Some interesting ideas, but not high on my 'recommended' list

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age