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Where's my jetpack? : [a guide to the amazing science fiction future that never arrived]

Author: Daniel H Wilson; Stefan Rudnicki
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest--things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction and the advertisements in comic books, we are not living the future we were promised. By now, life was supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free Utopia, a place where a grown man could wear a velvet spandex unitard and not be laughed at. Where are the ray guns, the flying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Humor
Miscellanea
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel H Wilson; Stefan Rudnicki
ISBN: 0786169214 9780786169214
OCLC Number: 137288345
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Stefan Rudnicki.
Description: 3 audio discs (approximately 70 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Where's my jet pack?, a guide to the amazing science fiction future that never arrived
Amazing science fiction future that never arrived
Responsibility: Daniel H. Wilson ; illustarted by Richard Horne.

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It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest--things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction and the advertisements in comic books, we are not living the future we were promised. By now, life was supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free Utopia, a place where a grown man could wear a velvet spandex unitard and not be laughed at. Where are the ray guns, the flying cars, and the hoverboards that we expected? What happened to our moon colonies and servant robots? In Where's My Jetpack? roboticist Daniel H. Wilson takes a hilarious look at the future we imagined for ourselves. You will learn which technologies are already available, and if the technology is not public, you will learn how to build, buy, or steal it.

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