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Author Dregni, Eric, 1968-

Title Follies of science : 20th century visions of our fantastic future / by Eric Dregni and Jonathan Dregni.

Published Denver, CO : Speck Press, [2006]


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Physical description 127 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 x 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Tomorrow's transportation : jet packs and hovercrafts -- Ch. 2. Computers and robots : "sorry Dave, I can't let you do that" -- Ch. 3. Inventing away war : gyroscopic tanks with radium rays -- Ch. 4. Cities of the future : homes in domes -- Ch. 5. Medical marvels : food pills and clone farms -- Ch. 6. Space colonies : slingshot to the moon -- Ch. 7. Fast forward to 2050 : futurists predict for the next generation.
Summary "So what was the utopian master plan during the early twentieth century? Follies of Science is the keeper of such knowledge, offering glimpses into homeowners residing in "The Foam House of the Future," robot-on-robot battles for our nation's peace, radium-injected cures for those aches and pains, and, of course, commuters blasting away on their jet packs to work." "Aptly illustrated with full-color and black-and-white classic imagery, the visions of the future spread across page after page, pulling the reader in to what could have been and what shouldn't have been."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Dregni, Jonathan.
Subject Technological forecasting -- History -- 20th century.
Inventions -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781933108094 (paperback: alk. paper)
1933108096 (paperback: alk. paper)