A Hundred Years Hence : The Expectations Of An Optimist

A Hundred Years Hence : The Expectations Of An Optimist

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In this serious attempt to forecast the changes ahead in the 20th century from the year 1906, the author deals with the accelerating rate of scientific progress, housing, travel, population, business, pleasure, newspapers, utilization of the sea, science, education, religion, economics, and law. He describes his intentions in the following manner in his Preface:

"The following was at first intended to be no more than an attempt to foresee the probable trend of mechanical… (more)

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Radek Rostok
Radek Rostok
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:23:01 +0100

Very interesting book. If we try to appreciate predictions of the author,our conclusions are:
1)The author was good in some predictions, especially in tendencies in science and engineering
2) The author overestimated some qualities of human nature and from that reason progress in society has been slower, than author predicted.
3) The author would be disappointed by our generation in question of peace and war.



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Language: English

Published in: 1906

Word count: 69,928 words (≈ about 5 hours)

Source: The Internet Archive http://archive.org/details/hundredyearshenc00russ

Copyright: Please read the legal notice included in this e-book and/or check the copyright status in your country.


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