Healthy Life | 29 May, 2018

The Age of perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew.

Leticia Peña Escribano Client Solutions

Think about what the world looked like when you looked at it with the eyes of a child or as a teenager. Do you see any change from that time compared to the present? Inevitably the change and transformation of the world and society have been immense. The new book published by BBVA OpenMind, The Age of Perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew allows us to digress to rethink all the events and changes undergone in recent decades and focus on the future. You can download the book here.

Twenty-three voices provide the contents of this new OpenMind book. Economists, philosophers, political scientists, writers and journalists, experts in international relations, researchers and neuroscientists, and university professors with extensive experience describe current society and its complexity. A complexity defined by the immediate impact that scientific and technological advance has had and currently has, which will determine the future and the economy of society.

 

This is the tenth book published by BBVA OpenMind and in it the reader will be able to find twenty articles that go into greater depth and detail on topics such as the acceleration of technological change. In the book’s opening article, written by BBVA Chairman Francisco González, we can highlight his commitment to change and digital transformation and the need to put the progress made with it in the hands of citizens, “We can see the technological revolution as a great opportunity to improve the well-being of citizens.”

“We can see the technological revolution as a great opportunity to improve the well-being of citizens.”

The changes that have occurred in politics due to the emergence of new movements, the increase in citizen participation in the political sphere and the impact that the use of social networks and new online media have unleashed are also topics covered in the essays making up this book. Matters such as feminism and its implication on all areas of society. The so-called new wars, such as the challenge of Islamism. Development in Latin America and providing equal opportunities are other issues that shape this book.

 

The Age of Perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew is a well-cared edition in which there is no shortage of graphics and photographs that accompany and give even more value to its content. You can even find formulas that will demonstrate to the reader in an empirical way theories explained in this very complete book.