The 21st century is going to be the most disruptive, contentious period humanity has ever
lived through. It will challenge our most sacred ideologies around politics, economics and
social constructs. It will force humanity to adapt in ways we can’t yet imagine.
There is much to be highly optimistic about, but it will require humanity to unite in respect
to our collective goals and purpose. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) we are
on the verge of perhaps solving the biggest mysteries of the universe, but AI will also allow
us to automate society to provide untold abundance and prosperity. We will soon have the
technology to extend our lifespan, to make humanity a multi-planetary species, and to
provide for the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet.
Within a decade or two, we will have retooled most of the world’s energy systems to be
completely renewable, and we are starting a journey to reimagine education, healthcare,
housing, consumption, food and agriculture with economies built for the 21st century.
Authors Brett King and Dr. Richard Petty describe the likely outcomes in this book—the
rise of a technology-driven collective social consciousness and purpose.
Author Brett King
Brett King is an entrepreneur, futurist, and International Bestselling Author.
China’s President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented: Life in the Smart
Lane in his 2018 national address; Augmented was a Top 10 non-fiction book
in North America. In 2019 his book Bank 4.0 was awarded the Top Book by a
Foreign Author in Russia. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the Advance Global
Australian of the Year Award. Banking Exchange magazine dubbed him the
“King of Disruptors”. He advised the Obama Administration, and governments
and regulators around the world on future tech.
Author Dr Richard Petty
Dr Richard Petty is a policy advisor, entrepreneur and awarded academic.
Based in Hong Kong, Richard has lived and worked in Greater China since the
1990’s. Richard has chaired entities with global footprint, and presently sits on
the boards of listed companies in the United States and Australia. He has
advised on projects with an aggregate economic impact in the hundreds of
billions of dollars, and has led studies on economic competitiveness. Richard
previously served as a member of the B20—the official G20 dialogue forum
with the global business community—on the Financing Growth and
Infrastructure Taskforce. Richard has authored or co-authored more than 100
academic and professional works including several books, and several of his
journal articles are among the top cited in their fields.