A rosy picture of a future where all our material needs are delivered to our doorstep by a fleet of autonomous vehicles coming in all shapes and sizes. The book is a mix of prognostication followed by data that is meant to lend credence to the predictions.
Madden and Marcuse take up the call to arms in support of looking at housing as homes instead of real estate. They probe the causes and consequences of treating housing like a commodity. The authors make a case for how treating housing as a real estate investment displaces people in need of homes and increases home prices.
Reality is Broken refers to how the world we live in is not designed to provide us the kinds of rewards that lead to happier lives. McGonigal makes a case for how game designers got it right and that introducing gaming mechanics into the real world would make it a better place for us all.