Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in A Networked Age

Speaker  Steven Johnson

Host  Mike Egan

Affiliation  Author

Duration  00:55:56

Date recorded  25 October 2012

Don’t despair that our political system is hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas and entrenched interests. In Future Perfect, bestselling science author and media theorist Steven Johnson says progress and solutions are still possible. Johnson argues that a new model of political change is on the rise—informed by new connections blazed by the internet, but not dependent on technology—that is capable of transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. Best of all, this political worldview disrupts and confounds the traditional boundaries of liberal and conservative. At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Future Perfect makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that new solutions are on the rise.

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