The Time Machine Hypothesis

Author: Damien Broderick
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9783030161774
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Every age has characteristic inventions that change the world. In the 19th century it was the steam engine and the train. For the 20th, electric and gasoline power, aircraft, nuclear weapons, even ventures into space. Today, the planet is awash with electronic business, chatter and virtual-reality entertainment so brilliant that the division between real and simulated is hard to discern. But one new idea from the 19th century has failed, so far, to enter reality—time travel, using machines to turn the time dimension into a two-way highway. Will it come true, as foreseen in science fiction? Might we expect visits to and from the future, sooner than from space? That is the Time Machine Hypothesis, examined here by futurist Damien Broderick, an award-winning writer and theorist of the genre of the future. Broderick homes in on the topic through the lens of science as well as fiction, exploring some fifty different time-travel scenarios and conundrums found in the science fiction literature and film.
The Time Machine Hypothesis
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Damien Broderick
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-17 - Publisher: Springer

Every age has characteristic inventions that change the world. In the 19th century it was the steam engine and the train. For the 20th, electric and gasoline power, aircraft, nuclear weapons, even ventures into space. Today, the planet is awash with electronic business, chatter and virtual-reality entertainment so brilliant that
The Time Machine Hypothesis
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Damien Broderick
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-12 - Publisher: Springer

Every age has characteristic inventions that change the world. In the 19th century it was the steam engine and the train. For the 20th, electric and gasoline power, aircraft, nuclear weapons, even ventures into space. Today, the planet is awash with electronic business, chatter and virtual-reality entertainment so brilliant that
Evolution in H.G. Wells's
Language: en
Pages: 52
Authors: Anonym
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt, course: Dystopia: Wells and Huxley, language: English, abstract: H.G. Wells had been intrigued by speculations about the future progress of humanity towards a more equal society since his youth.
The Warlock Wandering
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Christopher Stasheff
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-27 - Publisher: Stasheff Literary Enterprises

Five hundred years from their own time and place on the magical planet Gramarye, Rod and Gwen Gallowglass are held captive on another planet - a world where purple-skinned, fur-kilted men challenge them in primitive battle. Lost within time and space, Rod and Gwen must fight for their survival, freedom,
Science Fact and Science Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 729
Authors: Brian M. Stableford
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science