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The History of the Future

Author : Christophe Canto
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A Brief History of the Future

Author : John Naughton
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1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the Internet. John Naughton writes about this remarkable feature of modern life in much the same way that Nick Hornby writes about football. The book is witty, insightful and based upon his own experiences.

A Brief History of the Future

Author : Jacques Attali
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What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or in this nuclear world bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now.

A History of the Future

Author : Peter J. Bowler
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A wide-ranging survey of predictions about the future development and impact of science and technology through the twentieth century.

The History of the Future

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The dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality, by the bestselling author of Console Wars. From iconic books like Neuromancer to blockbuster films like The Matrix, virtual reality has long been hailed as the ultimate technology. But outside of a few research labs and military training facilities, this tantalizing vision of the future was nothing but science fiction. Until 2012, when Oculus founder Palmer Luckey—then just a rebellious teenage dreamer living alone in a camper trailer—invents a device that has the potential to change everything. With the help of a videogame legend, a serial entrepreneur and many other colorful characters, Luckey’s scrappy startup kickstarts a revolution and sets out to bring VR to the masses. As with most underdog stories, things don’t quite go according to plan. But what happens next turns out to be the ultimate entrepreneurial journey: a tale of battles won and lost, lessons learned and neverending twists and turns—including an unlikely multi-billion-dollar acquisition by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, which shakes up the landscape in Silicon Valley and gives Oculus the chance to forever change our reality. Drawing on over a hundred interviews with the key players driving this revolution, The History of the Future weaves together a rich, cinematic narrative that captures the breakthroughs, breakdowns and human drama of trying to change the world. The result is a super accessible and supremely entertaining look at the birth of a game-changing new industry.

The History of the Future

Author : David A. Wilson
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A wry look at the way in which people in the past imagined their own future.

A Short History of the Future

Author : W. Warren Wagar
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The stories in this collection are ones that Cheever wrote in the 1930s and 1940s. There are 13 total, 11 of which are not available anywhere else, including the new Library of America edition. Interest in Cheever's work has been renewed with the publication of a new biography, John Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey. Readers of Cheever, both new and old, will be fascinated by this essential collection.

Meals to Come

Author : Dr. Warren Belasco
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In this provocative and lively addition to his acclaimed writings on food, Warren Belasco takes a sweeping look at a little-explored yet timely topic: humanity's deep-rooted anxiety about the future of food. People have expressed their worries about the future of the food supply in myriad ways, and here Belasco explores a fascinating array of material ranging over two hundred years—from futuristic novels and films to world's fairs, Disney amusement parks, supermarket and restaurant architecture, organic farmers' markets, debates over genetic engineering, and more. Placing food issues in this deep historical context, he provides an innovative framework for understanding the future of food today—when new prophets warn us against complacency at the same time that new technologies offer promising solutions. But will our grandchildren's grandchildren enjoy the cornucopian bounty most of us take for granted? This first history of the future to put food at the center of the story provides an intriguing perspective on this question for anyone—from general readers to policy analysts, historians, and students of the future—who has wondered about the future of life's most basic requirement.

History and Future

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The book reexamines this long held belief, and argues that the historical method is an excellent way to think about and represent the future. At the same time, the book asserts that futurists should not view the future as a scientist might—aiming for predictions and certainties—but rather should view the future in the same way that an historian views the past.

A History of the Future

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This work explores the impact of modern technology on design and planning, beginning with Renaissance concepts that laid the foundations for modern visionary work and concluding with emerging projects in sustainable design.

A Brief History of the Future

Author : Mike Moore
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This book is about how we can move from a century of coercion to a new century of persuasion. It is, in part, an attempt to overcome what Mike Moore calls a democratic deficit. As well, the book advances the doctrine of independence through interdependence, arguing that the interests and independence of sovereign statess are best safeguarded and promoted through international agreements, treaties and institutions. It is argued that for the sake of our survival we must build respect and trust in international institutions and the rule of law so we can conduct our affairs and resolve our differences peacefully. It promotes the view that we must evolve a new level of citizenship both locally and internationally for the new millennium.

A Short History of the Future

Author : John Langdon-Davies
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Manufacturing the Future

Author : Stephen B Adams
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History for the Future

Author : Jocelyn Létourneau
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In A History for the Future Jocelyn Létourneau, a leader of the new wave of Quebec intellectuals, examines the hotly debated topics of history and memory in Quebec and Canada. Rather than focus on the past itself, he considers the challenge of turning the past into a narrative that contributes to building a better society, thereby establishing a liberating legacy for that society's heirs. As relatively new societies whose memories and histories are built on European foundations, the interrelated narratives of Quebec and Canadian history provide a rich body of material for such a far-reaching reflection. By investigating the role Quebec's historical narrative plays for contemporary Quebecers, Létourneau shows how interpretations of the past affect a society's future.

History of the Future

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A History of the Future

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A History of the Future is a vast but orderly chronicle of the next five hundred year-a map for every science fiction fan and every reader who wishes to testthe plausibility of another's vision. It begins so near to our own time that we easily recognize the significance of the events described and then, year by year, steps away from our present to chronicle the sorts of great changes that must inevitably overtake humanity.

A Breif History Of The Future

Author : John Naughton
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This Book Is An Impassioned Attempt To Rescue The Internet From The Condescension Of Posterity, To Celebrate The Engineers And Scientists Who Created It And To Explain The Values And Ideas That Drove Them. Its Heroes Are The People Who Laid The Foundations Of The Post-Modern World - From Visionaries Like Joseph Licklider, Robert Taylor, Douglas Engelbart, Norbert Wiener, Vannevar Bush And Ted Nelson, To The Engineers - Paul Baran, Donald Davies, Larry Roberts, Bob Kahn, Vint Cerf And Tim Berners-Lee - Who Fashioned Their Greams In Hardware And Software. A Brief History Of The Future Is An Intensely Personal Celebration Of Vision And Altruism, Ingenuity And Determination And Above All, Of The Power Of Ideas To Change The World.

History of the Eighties lessons for the Future An examination of the banking crises of the 1980s and early 1990s

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A Brief History of the Future of Education

Author : Ian Jukes
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The Future Tense of Teaching in the Digital Age The digital environment has radically changed how and what students need and want to learn, but has educational delivery radically changed? Get ready to be challenged to accommodate today’s learners as opposed to allowing default classroom practices. With its touches of humor and choose-your-own-adventure approach, the book encourages readers to search for interesting, relevant or required material and then jump right in. At its core, readers will: Consider predictions about future learning. Understand how to leverage nine core learning attributes of digital generations. Discover ten critical roles educators can embrace to remain relevant in the digital age.

Back To The Future A History of Transit Planning in the Puget Sound Region

Author : Christine Bae
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