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  • Critical Writingsby Filippo Tommaso Marinetti; Doug Thompson; Günter Berghaus

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 6.79

    The Futurist movement was founded and promoted by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, beginning in 1909 with the First Futurist Manifesto, in which he inveighed against the complacency of "cultural necrophiliacs" and sought to annihilate the values of the past, writing that "there is no longer any beauty except the struggle. Any work of art that lacks a sense... more...

  • Probable Tomorrowsby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 1997; US$ 6.79

    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... more...

  • Predictionby Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. From international terrorism to corporate fraud, from climate change to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been predicting the future for decades. Using Game Theory (a theory based on the rationale that everyone acts in their own self-interest) he can foretell and even engineer... more...

  • Healing This Wounded Earthby Eleanor Stoneham

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The world is seriously wounded threatened by violence egocentricity and mass consumerism. Government intervention alone will never solve society's problems. We need personal responsibility and healing on a global scale. This carefully researched book skillfully weaves science and spirituality with philosophy and ancient wisdom using potent imagery... more...

  • Visionsby Michio Kaku

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In Visions, physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live. The next century will witness more far-reaching scientific revolutions,... more...

  • The Future and Its Enemiesby Virginia Postrel

    Free Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by popular culture, and insecure in the face of economic change. The future, they tell us, is dangerously out of control, and unless we precisely... more...

  • In the Country of Last Thingsby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 12.49

    'That is how it works in the City. Every time you think you know the answer to a question, you discover that the question makes no sense . . .' This is the story of Anna Blume and her journey to find her lost brother, William, in the unnamed City. Like the City itself, however, it is a journey that is doomed, and so all that is left is Anna's unwritten... more...

  • History of the Futureby Max Singer

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 40.50

    The world is in a unique transition from all of past history to modern life which, when the transition is completed, will be wealthy, free, and peaceful. History of the Future shows that while modernity has significant advantages it will present great challenges and could leave people worse off than they were in the past. more...

  • Physics of the Futureby Michio Kaku

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medi­cine, computers,... more...

  • Physics of the Impossibleby Michio Kaku

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    Physics of the Impossible takes us on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond, giving us an exhilarating insight into what we can really hope to achieve in the future. Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: fax machines, glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles and... more...