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Profiles of the future; an inquiry into the limits of the possible, by Arthur C. Clarke.


Rev. ed.. New York, Harper and Row [1973] .
ISBN 0060107928, 9780060107925

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Subjects Futurologie.
Inventions.
Technologie.
Technology.
Tecnologia.
Description xvii, 237 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This book originally appeared in 1962 and was based upon essays written during the period 1959-1961. Since it was concerned largely with ultimate possibilities, and not with achievements to be expected in the near future, even the remarkable events of the last decade have dated it very little. ... what has changed--and in ways that no one could possibly have predicted--is our entire attitude toward the future, and especially toward technology as a whole. Profiles was one of the first samples of a deluge of books about the future ..."--Preface to the Second Edition.
Contents Hazards of prophecy: the failure of nerve -- Hazards of prophecy: the failure of imagination -- The future of transport -- Riding on air -- Beyond gravity -- The quest for speed -- World without distance -- Rocket to the renaissance -- You can't get there from here -- Space, the unconquerable -- About time -- Ages of plenty -- Aladdin's lamp -- Invisible men and other prodigies -- The road to Lilliput -- Voices from the sky -- Brain and body -- The obsolescence of man -- The long twilight -- Chart of the future.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)609187
(OCoLC)ocm00609187
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WorldCat Identities Clarke, Arthur C. 1917-2008.
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