The Futures Of The Human Race

Table Of Contents

Publication History: Colophon

Preface: The Journey To 2060

Introduction: A Brief History Of Human Society 1.4m BC To 2015

I. The Role Of Consciousness In Society

II. Evolution Of Human Groups Into Settled Communities

III. Collective Institutions Preceded The Nation State

IV. The Invention Of Printing And The Development Of The 'ESSS'

V. Emergence Of The Nation State

VI. Moral Provisioning Under The Nation State

VII. The Failure of the Nation State

VIII. Globalization

IX. After The Nation State


Chapter One: Economic Globalization

I. Introduction

II. Exchange In Early Groups

III. Trade: Genetic or Cultural?

IV. The Beginnings of Trade

V. Trade Before Law

VI. The Advantages Of Free Trade

VII. The Economic Weapons Of Nationalism

VIII. The Market Fights Back

IX. The Global 'Multilateral' Economic Organizations

X. Regional International Economic Bodies

XI. Sectoral International Economic Groupings

XII. Disintermediation: The Growth Of International Financial Markets

XIII. International Financial Organizations

Chapter Two: Cultural Globalization

I. What Is Culture, Anyway?

II. Human Consciousness as the Receptacle of Culture

III. The Role Of The Nation State In Establishing Cultural Uniformity

IV. The Beginning of the End for National Consciousness

V. The Internet

VI. The Future of Language as a Cultural Marker

VII. Organizational and Commercial Trends Towards Cultural Globalization

VIIA. Education

VIIB. Health

VIIC. Sport

Chapter Three: Fiscal Globalization

I. Introduction

II. Offshore

III. Corporate Taxation

IV. Personal Taxation

V. Global Fiscal Organizations

Chapter Four: Globalization Of Law And Dispute Resolution

I. Introduction

II. The Origins Of Law

III. International Legal Organizations

Chapter Five: Political Globalization

I. Introduction

II. The Purposes Of Government

III. Globalization Of Defence

IV. Globalization Of Monetary And Fiscal Affairs

V. Models For Supra-National Government

VI. Global Government

Chapter Six: The World Trade Organization

I. Introduction

II. World Trade

III. History Of The WTO

IV. The Structure Of The WTO

V. The WTO's Agreements

VI. How The WTO Works

VII. Regional And Bi-Lateral Pacts And Groupings

VIII. The Future Of The WTO

Chapter Seven: The Internet

I. Introduction

II. The 'Groupishness' Of The Internet

III. The Internet and the Nation State

IV. The Internet As A Provider Of Morality

V. Alternative Social Models On The Internet

VI. Deception On The Internet

VII. The Springs Of Social Behaviour On And Off The Internet

VIII. The Role of the Internet in the Delivery of Moral Conduct

IX. The Role of the Internet in Human Evolution


Chapter Eight: The Future Of The State

I. Introduction

II. The Individual And The State

III. The Shape of World Government To Come

IV. Competition Between Nation States

V. The Globalization Of Taxation

VI. Models Of Global Governance

VII. What Is Left For Nation States?

VIII. Human Rights In Governance

IX. Human Freedoms

X. The Individual In A Globalized World

Chapter Nine: Language And Other Cultural Markers

I. Introduction

II. Language

III. Parenting And Education

IV. Sport

V. Newspapers, Television and the Movies

VI. The Internet

VII. The Arts

VIII. Religion

IX. Politics

Chapter Ten: Gaia And Other Global Stoppers

I. Introduction

II. Gaia - The Planet Fights Back

III. Too Many People

IV. A Tale Of Two Religions

V. Stephen Hawkings' Meteorite

VI. The Bomb

Chapter Eleven: Mechanisms Of Human Evolution In The 21st Century

I. Introduction

II. Evolutionary Mechanisms Until 2060

III. Darwinian Evolution

IV. Bionics

V. Robotics

VI. Gene Therapy And Manipulation

VII. Cultural Change

Chapter Twelve: Future Roads For The Human Psyche

I. Introduction

II. Today's Options For A Human Individual

III. Improving The Human Brain

IV. Virtual Internet Communities

V. Remote Cognitive Representations

VI. The World In 2040

VII. After 2060

Chapter Thirteen: Reinventing People - Robots, Cloning, Downloading

I. Introduction

II. Why Should We Want To Change Ourselves?

III. How We May Change Ourselves

IV. Children And The Human Genome

V. The Dark Side Of Change

VI. People Won't Have To 'Work' But Must Contribute


Chapter Fourteen: The 21st Century - Narrative

I. The Stars

II. The Earth

III. The Planets

IV. Humans

V. Non-Humans

VI. Governance

VII. Nation States

VIII. Food

IX. Animals

X. Sport and Entertainment

XI. Business

Chapter Fourteen: Table

Chronology - 2010 To 2160


Appendix 1: List of Global Organizations

I. Economic Organizations

II. Cultural Organizations

III. Legal Organizations

IV. Political Organizations

Appendix 2


Appendix 3

Virtual Internet Communities (VICs)

Appendix 4

Corporate Taxation

Appendix 5

Some Advanced Technologies

Genetic Manipulation

Duke University: Remote Control By Monkeys

RCRs, RCCs and Eclones: Their Development, Capabilities and Uses