The Emerging Global Network Civilization - Connectography Author Parag Khanna

May 13, 2016 · Brooklyn, United States of America

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May 13: Why Connectivity is Destiny by the Author of Connectography a New Futurist Book:
As Featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and CNN, we welcome the author of Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, Parag Khanna.His book has recently been ranked among Amazon's top sellers in multiple categories:
#1 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Human Geography #1 in Books > Business & Money > Processes & Infrastructure > Infrastructure #1 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Specific Topics > Globalization
We’re accelerating into a future shaped less by countries than by connectivity. Mankind has a new maxim – Connectivity is destiny – and the most connected powers, and people, will win.
Connectography completes Parag Khanna’s trilogy on the future of world order.
In his speech, he guides us through the emerging global network civilization in which mega-cities compete over connectivity more than borders. His journeys take us from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, Panama City to Dubai, and the Arctic Circle to the South China Sea—all to show how 21st century conflict is a tug-of-war over pipelines and Internet cables, advanced technologies and market access.
Yet Connectography is a hopeful vision of the future. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and innovations have eliminated the need for resource wars, global financial assets are being deployed to build productive infrastructure that can reduce inequality, and frail regions such as Africa and the Middle East are unscrambling their fraught colonial borders through ambitious new transportation corridors and power grids. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together.
About Connectography, which debuts April 19 and is on sale at our event: 

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. His previous books include The Second World and How to Run the World. He is also Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

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