A few vocal futurists have publicly admitted that we are likely to destroy ourselves by the year 2050. Many more admit that, for the first time in human history, we cannot confidently predict the broad outlines of the human condition a mere 50 years from now. Here is a fascinating look at why many of today's scientists and futurists believe the end is near and how that should inform our Christian journey. Pointing out that secular and Christian observers can already see that we have entered the final season, this resource explores credible doomsday scenarios and compares those theories with the biblical indicators of the very last days. This is a call to live our lives with commitment and consistency in light of the end's reality and proximity.
Mark Hatch is a professional member of the World Futures Society and ran a major futures research project for a Fortune 500 company. He has worked with numerous renowned futures-related institutions including the MIT Media Lab, The Institute for the Future, and the Global Business Network. He has been quoted in Wired and Computerworld, has presented at various technology conferences, and has made numerous radio appearances. A former Green Beret, Mark holds an MBA from the Drucker Center at the Claremont Graduate University and a BA in economics from the University of California at Irvine. He lives with his wife and two sons in Southern California.