The skeptics' guide to the future : what yesterday's science and science fiction tell us about the world of tomorrow
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Novella, Bob, author.
Novella, Jay, author.
Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2022.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781538709542, 1538709546
Physical Desc
xvii, 414 pages ; 24 cm
Status
Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
500 Nov
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Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2022.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781538709542, 1538709546

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-395) and index.
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"Our predictions of the future are a wild fantasy, inextricably linked to our present hopes and fears, biases and ignorance. Whether they be the outlandish leaps predicted in the 1920s, like multi-purpose utility belts with climate control capabilities and planes the size of luxury cruise ships, or the forecasts of the '60s, which didn't anticipate the sexual revolution or women's liberation, the path to the present is littered with failed predictions and incorrect estimations. The best we can do is try to absorb the lessons from futurism's checkered past, perhaps learning to do a little better. In THE SKEPTICS' GUIDE TO THE FUTURE, Steven Novella and his co-authors build upon the work of futurists of the past by examining what they got right, what they got wrong, and how they came to those conclusions. By exploring the pitfalls of each era, they give their own speculations about the distant future, transformed by unbelievable technology ranging from genetic manipulation to artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Applying their trademark skepticism, they carefully extrapolate upon each scientific development, leaving no stone unturned as they lay out a vision for the future"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Novella, S., Novella, B., & Novella, J. (2022). The skeptics' guide to the future: what yesterday's science and science fiction tell us about the world of tomorrow (First edition.). Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Novella, Steven, Bob, Novella and Jay, Novella. 2022. The Skeptics' Guide to the Future: What Yesterday's Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow. Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Novella, Steven, Bob, Novella and Jay, Novella. The Skeptics' Guide to the Future: What Yesterday's Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow Grand Central Publishing, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Novella, Steven,, Bob Novella, and Jay Novella. The Skeptics' Guide to the Future: What Yesterday's Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow First edition., Grand Central Publishing, 2022.

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