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Your flying car awaits : robot butlers, lunar vacations, and other dead-wrong predictions of the twentieth century

Author: Paul Milo
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examining the most outrageous predictions from the last 100 years in entertaining, bite-sized descriptions, "Your Flying Car Awaits" is organized by type (transportation, the human body). Its individual entries detail the technologies and philosophies of the times that led some great (and not so great) minds to think the ridiculous was achievable.
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Milo
ISBN: 9780061724602 0061724602
OCLC Number: 310399304
Description: xiii, 280 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Our bodies, ourselves --
Getting there --
Scarcity and other disasters --
Space: still the final frontier --
Nuclear fusion, weather control, and other technical marvels --
Home sweet home --
Living, loving, earning, and learning --
A global perspective: domestic and international politics --
The world will end--
pretty soon.
Responsibility: Paul Milo.

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Offers a look at the scientists, novelists, and social commentators who throughout the 20th century used their 'expertise' to make a host of terrible, inaccurate, overzealous predictions about what  Read more...

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