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The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past
By Gregory Benford and Popular Mechanics Magazine (corporate author)
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Publisher Hearst Books
Publication date October 5, 2010
Pages 207
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781588168221
ISBN-10 1588168220
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the future would hold. Their forecasts ranged from ruefully funny to eerily prescient and optimistically utopian. Here are the very best of them, culled from hundreds of articles, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art. They will capture the imagination of futurists in the same way Jules Verne's writing did a century earlier. Every chapter features an introduction by astrophysics professor, science-fiction author, and former NASA advisor Gregory Benford.

PAST PREDICTIONS OF OUR FUTURE INCLUDE:
Skyscrapers so tall they'll have their own climate  o  Underground pneumatic tubes to replace garbage trucks  o  Rooftop lakes that serve as air conditioning systems  o  Clothes made from asbestos and aluminum  o  Mail sorted by robots and delivered by parachutes


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9781588168221 | details & prices | 207 pages | 7.75 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $24.95
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