Where will you live in 2030? Where will your children settle in 2040? What will the map of humanity look like in 2050?
In the 60,000 years since people began colonising the continents, a recurring feature of human civilisation has been mobility – the constant search for resources and stability. Seismic global events – wars and genocides, revolutions and pandemics – have only accelerated the process. The map of humanity isn’t settled, not now, not ever.
As climate change tips toward full-blown crisis, economies collapse, governments destabilise and technology disrupts, we’re entering a new age of mass migrations – one that will scatter both the dispossessed and the well-off. Which areas will people abandon and where will they resettle? Which countries will accept or reject them? As today’s world population, which includes four billion restless youth, votes with their feet, what map of human geography will emerge?
Here global strategy advisor Parag Khanna provides an illuminating and authoritative vision of the next phase of human civilisation – one that is both mobile and sustainable. As the book explores, in the years ahead people will move to where the resources are and technologies will flow to the people who need them, returning us to our nomadic roots while building more secure habitats. Move is a fascinating look at the deep trends that are shaping the most likely scenarios for the future. Most importantly, it guides each of us as we determine our optimal location on humanity’s ever-changing map.
Daring, smart, unforgettable . . . A rich exploration of our times and the way forward -- ELIF SHAFAK, author of 10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD Scintillating . . . In a political climate where the oldest human impulse - to move for a better life for ourselves and our kids - is demonised by nationalists across the world, Khanna offers a clear-eyed, unapologetic defence of the right to migrate -- SUKETU MEHTA, author of MAXIMUM CITY and THIS LAND IS OUR LAND Thought provoking . . . As this book demonstrates, the climate crisis is just one of many forces that will have humans more on the move this century -- BILL McKIBBEN, author FALTER A real eye opener . . . Move makes clear that, though 'mobility' can be for some a desperate flight for refuge, it's also - for younger generations growing into a multi-cultural, one-planet civilisation - a new expression of possibility -- KIM STANLEY ROBINSON, author of MINISTRY FOR THE FUTURE Impressive . . . Parag Khanna proves again why he is one of the world's most incisive thinkers . . . The book's great accomplishment is that it not only reveals what will soon be upon us, but what lies ahead for our children and grandchildren -- ALEC ROSS, author of THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE Without fundamentally rethinking our economic models, the colliding demographic, environmental and political crises many countries face will snowball into economic disasters. In Move, Parag Khanna cuts through the clutter like no one else, providing a roadmap to a more sustainable future -- NOURIEL ROUBINI, author of CRISIS ECONOMICS Illuminates a host of new realities. Move outlines the forces creating a new geography of opportunity -- RICHARD FLORIDA, author of THE RISE OF THE CREATIVE CLASS A provocative vision. Khanna's nuanced and insightful portrait of a world on the move challenges us to rethink how, where, and with whom we'll inhabit the planet -- RAHUL MEHROTRA, Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Parag Khanna's brilliant new book describes a world shaped not just by democracy or capitalism, but, increasingly, by migration -- BALAJI SRINIVASAN, entrepreneur and former CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz No one knows more about how global connectivity works than Parag Khanna. Here he examines exactly how the coming massive migrations away from increasing droughts and toward jobs can play out to humanity's great benefit - or great harm -- STEWART BRAND, creator of the Whole Earth Catalog Authoritative and fact filled yet pleasurable to read, this vitally important book presents a thorough investigation of the history of human migration and a discerning estimate of its probable future -- MARTIN GRAY, cultural anthropologist and international photojournalist, sacredsites.com A nuanced discussion of the increasing importance of free movement across the planet. Khanna makes an urgent, powerful argument for more open international borders * KIRKUS *
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