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What are some good books about future predictions? Specifically, books about the advance of technology (AI, nanotechnology, smart cities, Internet of Things), post-scarcity society, globalization. etc.

I don't want novels, I want a book written by a serious author that's credible in the field and not some 20-year-old college nerd who cums when he hears the world "Singularity".
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>>7569181
Lem maybe ?
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>>7569223
Something a bit more updated, desu. Written post-2010. Something like The Next 100 Years or Abundance.
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>>7569181
Future Perfect by Steven Johnson falls into the Internet of Things category and is entertaining and short.
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>>7569181
Olaf Stapledon
mostly just Last and First Men
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>>7569353
Seriously?
It is a great book, but it's vastly outdated in terms of planetary science, physics, biology, evolution, anthropology, sociology and even politics.
Read it for inspiration, OP, but don't expect anything too plausible.
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The Future We Deserve

This Idea Must Die
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>POSTING IN A REDDIT THREAD

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>>7569470
How are his theories outdated? It was all speculation into the future.He never gets very specific either, just broad strokes of ingenuity (manipulation of resources), and ethic sensibility; which I think he made perfectly plausible given the circumstances of the species.
Maybe his ideas aren't plausible, given our current paradigm of sciences, but to say they're outdated?
None of the inventiveness described in the majority of the book can be seen in our times or any times between the writing of Last and First Man.
Yes it may be too general for what OP is looking for, but who cares about a piece of technology on its own?
It can only be interesting if wielded by a consciousness.
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