A Brief History Of The Future

Autore: John Naughton
Editore: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780753810934
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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

Autore: Jacques Attali
Editore: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628721332
Grandezza: 35,26 MB
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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

Autore: Peter J. Bowler
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107148731
Grandezza: 30,69 MB
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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

Autore: Blake J. Harris
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062455982
Grandezza: 52,41 MB
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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.

A Short History Of The Future

Autore: John Langdon-Davies
Editore:
ISBN:
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History And Future

Autore: David J. Staley
Editore: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739117548
Grandezza: 62,15 MB
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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.

History For The Future

Autore: Jocelyn Létourneau
Editore: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773572015
Grandezza: 72,85 MB
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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.

A Brief History Of The Future

Autore: Oona Strathern
Editore: Constable
ISBN: 9781845292188
Grandezza: 59,87 MB
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'If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.' John Galsworthy Predicting the future is a notoriously precarious, profitable and even dangerous business. This book takes a look at the most interesting, important and influential futurists over the years; from Delphi's virgin visionaries, to pop futurists, science fiction writers, trend gurus and evolutionary experts. It provides a chronological history of the future, looking at the predictions that have shaped our world - Leonardo's flying machines; Darwin's evolutionary theory; Mendeleyev's periodic table; Marx's political futurism; Orwell's Big Brother; von Neumann's game theory that nearly led to World War Three; Buckminster Fuller and Corbusier's visions of social change through architecture. Prediction has become an integral part of business - Shell used scenario planning against oil shocks in the seventies, Nokia has a 'foresight' department, even the government of Lichtenstein has a shiny new futures department. But how do these people think, where do they get their ideas and what influence do they really have over our minds, businesses and politics?As well as the history of this influential, mysterious discipline this book also gives an insider's view of the workings of future prediction today. Ultimately, we must ask whether we can 'make' the future, or does the future make us?

The History Of The Future In Colonial Mexico

Autore: Matthew D. O'Hara
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300240996
Grandezza: 53,56 MB
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A prominent scholar of Mexican and Latin American history challenges the field’s focus on historical memory to instead examine colonial-era conceptions of the future Going against the grain of most existing scholarship, Matthew D. O’Hara explores the archives of colonial Mexico to uncover a history of "futuremaking." While historians and historical anthropologists of Latin America have long focused on historical memory, O’Hara—a Rockefeller Foundation grantee and the award-winning author of A Flock Divided: Race, Religion, and Politics in Mexico—rejects this approach and its assumptions about time experience. Ranging widely across economic, political, and cultural practices, O’Hara demonstrates how colonial subjects used the resources of tradition and Catholicism to craft new futures. An intriguing, innovative work, this volume will be widely read by scholars of Latin American history, religious studies, and historical methodology.

A History Of The Future

Autore: Donna Goodman
Editore:
ISBN: 9781580932073
Grandezza: 60,83 MB
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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 Of Education

Autore: Ian Jukes
Editore: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544355041
Grandezza: 16,17 MB
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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.

Meals To Come

Autore: Dr. Warren Belasco
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520940468
Grandezza: 23,89 MB
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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.

Presenting The History Of The Future

Autore: James Schwoch
Editore:
ISBN:
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The History Of The Future

Autore: Christophe Canto
Editore: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN:
Grandezza: 62,83 MB
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Biology And The History Of The Future

Autore: John Cage
Editore:
ISBN:
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A Short History Of The Future

Autore: Colin Mason
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136572880
Grandezza: 11,80 MB
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Has the future a future? Are we bringing history to an end? Observing any one of several individual but critical trends suggests that, without rapid and positive action, history may have only a very short way to run. Whether it is the growth of world population, of greenhouse gas concentrations and the accelerating rate of climate change, the running down of oil and natural gas reserves, growing shortages of fresh water for agriculture, industry and domestic use, or the increasing difficulty in controlling epidemic diseases we are facing a mounting global crisis that will peak in less than a generation, around the year 2030. Taken together, these trends point to a potentially apocalyptic period, if not for the planet itself then certainly for human societies and for humankind. In this compelling book, and update to The 2030 Spike, Colin Mason explains in clear and irrefutable terms what is going on largely below the surface of our daily or weekly news bulletins. The picture he paints is stark, and yet it is not bleak. Being forewarned, we are forearmed, and he draws on his own extensive political experience to describe how much we can do as individuals, and above all collectively, not merely to avert crisis but to engineer thoroughgoing change that can usher in genuinely sustainable and valuable alternatives to the way we live now.

A Short History Of The Future

Autore: W. Warren Wagar
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226869032
Grandezza: 75,66 MB
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Narrated by a far-future historian, Peter Jensen leaves an account of the world from the 1990s to the opening of the 23rd century as a gift to his granddaughter. A combination of fiction and scholarship, this third edition of Wagar's speculative history of the future alternates between descriptions of world events and intimate glimpses of this historian's family into the first centuries of the new millennium.

The Future Of History

Autore: Alun Munslow
Editore: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137041463
Grandezza: 76,78 MB
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In this radical reassessment, Alun Munslow challenges conventional notions of history and offers a new vision of historical thinking and practice. Deploying a range of concepts such as scepticism, aesthetics, ethics, standpoint, irony, authorship and a new understanding of truth, The Future of History examines history as a form of knowledge in itself, arguing that in the future the multiple forms of its expression will be as significant as its content. This thought-provoking, challenging and unique book offers a way forward for history after postmodernism and is essential reading for anyone asking the question 'what is history?'.

The Urban Scene And The History Of The Future

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A History Of The Future

Autore: Gavin Kanowitz
Editore: Wingspan Press
ISBN: 9781595940438
Grandezza: 19,48 MB
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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.