The Resource A brief history of tomorrow : how the experts usually screw up, by Jonathan Margolis, (ebook)

A brief history of tomorrow : how the experts usually screw up, by Jonathan Margolis, (ebook)

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A brief history of tomorrow : how the experts usually screw up
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A brief history of tomorrow
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how the experts usually screw up
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by Jonathan Margolis
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eng
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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 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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Margolis, Jonathan
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303.49/09/05
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non fiction
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  • Forecasting
  • Twenty-first century
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adult
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A brief history of tomorrow : how the experts usually screw up, by Jonathan Margolis, (ebook)
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9781908556202
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11402423
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A brief history of tomorrow : how the experts usually screw up, by Jonathan Margolis, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908556202
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11402423
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11402423
System control number
MWT11402423
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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