A Brief History of Tomorrow

A Brief History of Tomorrow A fascinating look at the future as you ve never seen it Ten years from now will we have a tiny personal computer surgically inserted in an earlobe capable of connecting to phone lines and the inte

  • Title: A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • Author: Jonathan Margolis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 357
  • Format: ebook
  • A fascinating look at the future, as you ve never seen it.Ten years from now, will we have a tiny personal computer surgically inserted in an earlobe, capable of connecting to phone lines and the internet Fifty years from now, will atomic sized robots replace surgeons A hundred years from now, instead of taking the bus, will we simply teleport to work It all may sound lA fascinating look at the future, as you ve never seen it.Ten years from now, will we have a tiny personal computer surgically inserted in an earlobe, capable of connecting to phone lines and the internet Fifty years from now, will atomic sized robots replace surgeons A hundred years from now, instead of taking the bus, will we simply teleport to work It all may sound like impossible science fiction, but not too long ago, so did walking on the moon Journalist Jonathan Margolis interviews leading thinkers in such fields as genetics, medicine, neurobiology, quantum physics, robotics, computer science, and space travel to explore where we re going, and what it will look like when and if we get there.Beginning with famously flawed past visions of the future among them H.G Wells, George Orwell, Arthur C Clarke, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates Margolis examines many of the strange and tempting futures that may lie in store for us Politics, society, religion, and work are all destined for great changes What might they be How will they come about Thought provoking, amusing, and absolutely original, A Brief History of Tomorrow is a deliciously compelling look at something we all spend a lot of time contemplating the future.

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    1. The book takes a tour through what might be expected in the future according to various futurologists: academic scholars, technologist, and writers. It looks at what the past futurologists have successfully predicted, and then at what is presently predicted, and to extant whether the author thinks they will be right. The author is Jonathan Maroglis, a journalist for some of Britain’s foremost magazines.After covering the past futurologists and their predictions, Margolis moves on to the presen [...]

    2. The beginning of the book reminds me of "A Brief History of the Future" by Oona Strathern. Although the book reads well and quickly, but how vacuumed article. Margolis focuses on curiosities, presents a range of forecasts and predictions, but does not analyze their causes and influences. About the methods is only a brief mention. The author devotes separate chapters to forecasts related to the environment, the human body, work and entertainment, then politics, travel and transport. Prognosis is [...]

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