A Futurist’s Perspective of Ten Certainties of Change

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Abstract

In Physics of the Future Michio Kaku (2011) demonstrates that in 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world’s information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. So what does this mean for tourism? Is the future a world of flying cars, teleportation and space ships? More realistically, what about peak oil and ageing populations? What about the middle classes of China and India, the debate about the climate change emerging technologies such as claytronics used in hotel design.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.European Tourism Futures InstituteAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.WellingtonNew Zealand

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