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The Rise of Technosocialism: How Inequality, AI and Climate will Usher in a New World

ISBN 9789814868952

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Brett King Dr. Richard Petty

Statistics, analysis and commentary from top thinkers on emerging behaviour explains why industries and economies are forced to reinvent themselves.


Statistics, analysis and commentary from top thinkers on emerging behaviour explains why industries and economies are forced to reinvent themselves

What is the impact of COVID-19 on world economies? If the cost of providing universal health care is lower than the cost of building a political movement to prevent it, would politicians still view it as socialism? In a world where algorithms and robots take the jobs of immigrants and citizens alike, are border controls an effective response? If unemployment skyrockets due to automation, would conservative governments rather battle long-term social unrest, or could they agree on something like universal basic income? When renewable energy sources are a fraction of the cost of coal generated electricity, should lobbyists be able to prevent changes to energy infrastructure? When the crowd’s mood is measured in influence and exabytes, will real-time democracy render elections a thing of the past?

International Bestselling authors Brett King and Dr. Richard Petty explore the seismic social changes that will be thrust on the world over the coming decades. The Rise of Technosocialism seeks to answer how our children will live with AI and climate disruption, the impact of COVID-19 in our lives along with which economies will likely emerge victorious in an always-on, smart world.


  • Interviews and commentary from the top thinkers in their respective fields such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Michael Enright, Paul Kruger and Ian Bremmer
  • Hard stats, numbers and projections that extrapolate predictions on when the biggest shifts will hit and where it will hit hardest 
  • Qualitative and quantitative data on behaviour is forcing industries and economies to reinvent themselves
  • Combined social media reach of the co-authors extends into millions
  • Foreword by Dr Harry Kloor, CEO and Executive Founder, Beyond Imagination

Find out more about the book at https://riseoftechnosocialism.com/

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.

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.


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