Connectography: Mapping The Future Of Global Civilization
ISBN: 0812988558
EAN13: 9780812988550
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 19, 2016
Pages: 496
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 9" L x 6.4" W
Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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From the visionary bestselling author of The Second World and How to Run the World comes a bracing and authoritative guide to a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains, a world in which the most connected powers and people will win.
Connectivity is the most revolutionary force of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the world s burgeoning mega-cities together. We have become a global network civilization, with profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny.
In Connectography, global strategist Parag Khanna sweeps us along on his journeys to explain the rapid and unprecedented changes affecting every part of the planet. He travels from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, Pakistan to Nigeria, and across the Arctic Circle and the South China Sea to show how militaries are deployed to protect supply chains as much as borders. This is not war over territory but tug-of-war over pipelines, railways, shipping lanes, and Internet cables. The new arms race is to connect to the most markets a race China is winning, as it has become the top trade partner of twice as many countries as America. And just as Read More chevron_right

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