The authors of this visionary book look at health in Scotland and beyond health to the main social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges of our times. By setting out the ‘challenges of modernity’ and showing how we are living through ‘a change of age’, they examine the type of transformational change required to create a more resilient and healthy Scotland. Postcards from Scotland is a series of short books designed to stimulate and communicate new thinking and ways of living.
"There is no question email and social networking websites have altered the way we live. The question is, In what way has growing electronic communication improved the exchange of information beyond the social architecture of education, medicine, scientific research, and governments? Marina Gorbis, in her exceptionally well researched, The Nature of the Future—Dispatches from the Socialstructed World, attempts to answer this question."