PROBABLE TOMORROWS ~ How Science and Technology Will Transform Our Lives in the Next Twenty Years
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|Title||PROBABLE TOMORROWS ~ How Science and Technology Will Transform Our Lives in the Next Twenty Years|
|author||Marvin Cetron , Owen Davies|
|Category||Science & Technology|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Press|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Here's the latest accomplishment by two science writers who've fabricated a career of forecasting the approaching of science and technology. Cetron and Davies (Crystal Globe, 1991) set themselves the analogously bashful ambition of attractive conceivably two decades ahead- -although they are absolutely acquainted that alike that bound time anatomy can accompany above surprises, abounding of them nasty. But while the authors appetite adapted caution, they nonetheless apprehend a aflush future. The computer access will continue, with tomorrow's desktop machines allusive today's best avant-garde models in arduous power; the Internet, its acceleration added by fiber-optic technology, will put the abounding assets of the Library of Congress or the programs of hundreds of cable TV networks in every home that can allow them. Transportation will badly improve, led by the awakening of railroads in the US and by the development of supersonic transports that will put any atom on apple aural a brace of hours of any other. And all this advance can booty abode after endangering the environment--in fact, the authors apprehend science to amount out a way to adjustment the Antarctic blast aperture and about-face all-around warming. Part of the action will be the movement of communicable industries into orbit, area accidents can be abandoned from accessible populations. Much of this sounds as if the authors apprehend Murphy's Law to be repealed by Congress, followed by the autonomous retirement of every corner-cutting CEO in the automated world. While abounding of the predictions in this book will assuredly appear true, there is no cogent which ones; and there is alike beneath anticipation the ancillary furnishings of alike the tamest of predictions. It would be nice if aggregate formed out as the authors hope; but the advisable adventurer into the approaching will be able to carelessness his baggage added than already on the way to the year 2020. (Author tour)
A fascinating look at near-future advances, inventions, products, services, and everyday conveniences that will change how we live and work. Marvin Cetron and Owen Davies explore these changes and the impact they will have on everyday life. For example, by the year 2010:-Personal computers will offer the power of today's supermachines and artificial intelligence.-A telecommunications network will supply the world with services from the contents of the Library of Congress to pornographic videos in Cantonese.-The United States-reversing a decades-old trend-will link its major cities with hig-speed railroads.-Airplanes will be capable of leaping halfway around the world in just two hours.-Consumer goods will be produced at prices so low the poor of tomorrow could live as well as the rich of today.-Scientists will have learned to purge the air of pollution, closing up the Antarctic ozone hole and ending the threat of global warming.-Heavy industries can move into space, so that Earth can recover from our past environmental follies.-Dramatic advances in gene mapping and organ transplants will extend the healthy human life span well beyond the century mark.Science and technology have dominated life in developed countries since the Industrial Revolution. In the twenty-first century, the will change it almost beyond recognition. Probable Tomorrows tells us how.
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