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John Naisbitt's "Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives,' (New York, Warner Books, 1982) takes a broad look at the world of tomorrow. This highly readable social forecast tells us that "trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they're going.' It offers an unusually bright vision of a future economy based on information --not the isolated "electronic cottages' predicted by some, but government, participatory corporate management, self-help social services, and computerized interaction.

High technology has created a need for "high touch' or togetherness, says Naisbitt, who draws his conclusions from countless local newspaper stories analyzed by the author's Trend Report, a quarterly newsletter. Not all critics have accepted Naisbitt's conclusions, but the book makes good, evocative reading--especially at a time when health care organizations must reposition themselves for a new orientation towards wellness, consumerism, and cost-efficiency.
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Author:Day, Carmel Marti
Publication:Medical Laboratory Observer
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jan 1, 1984
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