By H. G. Wells

In 1901, the nice author and social critic tried to foretell the longer term during this booklet, a desirable mixture of actual forecasts — improvement of vehicles, buses and vans, use of flying machines in wrestle, decline of everlasting marriage — and wild misses, together with the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.

Anticipations: Of the response of Mechanical and medical growth Upon Human existence and concept is a 1902 booklet through writer H. G. Wells, the "Father of technological know-how Fiction." it's proposed during this publication to offer in as orderly an association because the inevitably subtle nature of the topic admits, convinced speculations in regards to the development of current forces, speculations which, taken all jointly, will increase a less than excellent and extremely hypothetical, yet truly meant forecast of how issues will most likely move during this new century. Our utmost objective is a coarse cartoon of the arriving time, a prospectus, because it have been, of the joint venture of mankind in dealing with those approaching years.

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