A Brief History of Tomorrow: The Future Past and Present
- Publish Date: 2000-08-14
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Jonathan Margolis
Unless something really remarkable happens like Armageddon or the England Cricket team winning a Test Series as we enter the year 2001, things will stay pretty much as they are: images of Princess Diana will still appear in magazines everywhere, the railways will still use rolling stock built in the sixties, and old men driving cars will still inexplicably wear hats and gloves. But behind the facade of normality the future is taking shape. In this book, Jonathan Margolis inoculates himself against the pitfalls of prophecy with a chastening look at the history of futurology. Then he takes courage in both hands and sets out to describe the world that's yet to come in the fields of medicine, mind, spirit, home, food, work, leisure, politics, war, society, transport, environment and space. The text explores a wide range of topics from quantum computers and nano-robots to body transplants and planet creation in an accessible style.