Anticipations of the Reactions of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought

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In 1901, the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts — development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage — and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.
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Overview


In 1901, the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts — development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage — and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.
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H.G. Wells<-->science fiction writer, social critic, scientist, historian, and prophet<-->wrote his projections for the future in a work published in 1902 by Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig. This volume contains the complete text of that work as well as the author's preface to a later (1914) edition and a new introduction by Martin Gardner, prepared for this edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486406732
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/25/1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Locomotion in the Twentieth Century 1
II. The Probable Diffusion of Great Cities 20
III. Developing Social Elements 38
IV. Certain Social Reactions 59
V. The Life-History of Democracy 81
VI. War in the Twentieth Century 100
VII. The Conflict of Languages 122
VIII. The Larger Synthesis 138
IX. The Faith, Morals, and Public Policy of the New Republic 157
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