Chris Martenson did an excellent book on what the future could be with all the challenges we will have to face amongst the few like too much debt and the lack of growth to pay for it back. The energy and food issues we are going to have to deal with and why this will change our societies in profound ways. The only chapter which I found a little too thin on research was Chapter 18 " Why technology can't fix This". I thought he did not explore all the possibilities that are out there. Overall I think he did a very good job in trying to prepare us with the changes that might come and how to go about it. It was a very enjoyable read after the few first chapters1-3 which take a little too long to get into the heart of the subject. I would hardly recommend this book to everyone wanting to know what the future might hold for us.
I recommend this book which is truly accessible. The last chapters are great to nurture a self-questioning process about how to orientate one's life and adivse ones kids. A must read. More sophisticated readers would also like to read "2052", a slightly more optimistic book but still quite connected with Martenson's book. This also all about our future and very muched focused on carriage capacity issues and the unsustainability of material growth in a finite world, but using scenario modelling as in the not well understood "Limit to Growth" project.