A Super-Optimistic History of the Near Future: It all works out okay, really

One of the biggest challenges in concocting an optimistic near-future setting is just figuring out how we're going to solve the environmental and economic challenges we're facing. Peak oil. Climate change. And so on. So reading Australian professor Peter C. Doherty's optimistic history of the world, as of 2050, is… » 8/22/11 7:30am 8/22/11 7:30am