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by Arthur C. Clarke

eBook Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible epub
  • ISBN: 0030697832
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; Revised, Subsequent edition (March 1, 1984)
  • Pages: 251 pages
  • ePUB size: 1404 kb
  • FB2 size 1709 kb
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Profiles of the Future book. Arthur C. Clarke was serious about the future; he knew what we are capable of doing. It’s all a matter of nerve and imagination.

Profiles of the Future book.

Profiles of the Future is not a narrative listing pie-in-the-sky predictions. All attempts to predict the future in any detail appear ludicrous within a few years, Clarke wrote in an updated introduction in 1983.

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The only way of finding the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur . larke is an English scientist and Science-Fiction writer. Profiles of The Future' was first published in 1962. states the cases for and against the most fantastical science fiction, including time travel, invisibility and matter transmission. Essential for layman, scientist and science-fiction reader alike. There are nineteen chapters each with a different subject. larke calls it 'An inquiry into the limits of the possible. One of the chapters is the future of transport. In the future cargo will be stowed in some kind of a submersible container.

The detailed geography of the interior must remain unknown-until we reach it. With a few exceptions, notably Chapter 8. . With a few exceptions, notably Chapter 8, 1 am limiting myself to a single aspect of the future-its technology, not the society that will be based upon it. This is not such a limitation as it may seem, for science will dominate the future even more than it dominates the present. Moreover, it is only in this field that prediction is at all possible; there are some general laws governing scientific extrapolation, as there are not (pace Marx) in the case of politics or economics

An inquiry into the limits of the possible. Clarke (1917 - 2008) Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset in 1917.

An inquiry into the limits of the possible. Our problems on Jupiter, Mercury, Venus - conquering Time - transport in the future - overcoming gravity - communications across space - benevolent electronic brains. The range of this enthralling book is immense: from the re-making of the human mind to the vast reaches of the universe. Newly revised, even the remarkable events of the last decade have affected few of the exciting speculations by Arthur C. Clarke - a scientist whose expert and wide knowledge is matched only by his brilliant imagination.

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke formulated three adages that are known as Clarke's three laws, of which the third law is the best known and most widely cited. They were part of his ideas in his extensive writings about the future

British science fiction writer Arthur C. They were part of his ideas in his extensive writings about the future. These so-called laws are: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

The scope of the book is truly stupendous and incredibly mind-stretching.

Book Binding:Hardback Artur C. Clarke was born in 1917. He has been writing science fiction since the late 40's

Book Binding:Hardback. World of Books Ltd was founded in 2005, recycling books sold to us through charities either directly or indirectly. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Artur C. He has been writing science fiction since the late 40's. His seventieth birthday, in December 1987, was marked by the unveiling of a plaque at his birthplace in Somerset; he was knighted in 1998 for his services to literature, shortly after his eightieth birthday, the first science fiction writer to be thus honoured. Country of Publication.

Examines the future potentials and directions of technological development and assesses the advantages and disadvantages of progress
Comments: (7)
MrDog
I first read "Profiles of the Future" 53 years ago when I was 16, and I was blown away by Sir Arthur Clarke's candor, his humility, and his fearless desire to find out the truth about all things, to admit error, to admit his own timidity and overly-cautious prognostications. His chapters on the failure of nerve and the failure of imagination are such that every budding scientist or mathematician should be urged to read them. I have never read anything by any scientist that so totally lets his intellectual and emotional hair down and just shares his thoughts, fears, worries, and hopes for mankind, for the purity of reason, logic and those quantum leaps of discovery and invention that just keep on coming despite the naysayers and the Doomsday people.
Kabei
A provocative book from one of the most insightful people the West produced in the 20th century. His forecasts and analysis about science an engineering Profiles Of The Futureremain useful two generations later -- seeing what he got right, what he underestimated, and what developments he overestimated. This can help us better understand what's happening today - and what we can expect to see in the next few decades.
Raniconne
This was a Christmas gift for my husband. He NEVER reads for pleasure, but he had most of the book read within 24 hours of getting it. He is using it in his Astronomy class as a "jump off point" for class discussions. He loves it. So glad that Arthur Clarke took the time to update the original manuscript as some of his predictions took place in "real life"
Heraly
I read this book in my youth. It inspired me with amazing prophetic dreams, and I have searched for it but never found it in book stores in decades. I hope to make my second dream a reality.
Frdi
An oldie but a goodie. Interesting to see how some of the predictions have panned out.
Mojar
Mr. Clarke did a great job on sharing what could be instore if things now continue to evolve in the future. He does a good spin on what we might have instore for us in the future.
Kanrad
Clarke is the master.
have read this several times over the years.

proves that we can imagine anything and bring it into reality.

He was far ahead of his time
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