This Book is From the Future

A Journey Through Portals, Relativity, Worm Holes, and Other Adventures in Time Travel

Author: Marie D. Jones,Larry Flaxman

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 160163580X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 2106

The idea of time travel has tantalized humans for millennia. We can send humans into space, but roaming through time has eluded us. Do the laws of physics demand that we stay forever trapped in the present? This Book Is From the Future will explore: Time travel theories and machines of the past, present, and future. Time and the multiverse: why wormholes, parallel universes, and extra dimensions might allow for time travel. The paranormal aspects of time: Might we already be “mentally” time traveling? Mysterious time shifts, slips, and warps that people are reporting all over the world. Are we experiencing coexisting timelines? Time travel conspiracy theories: Are we already walking among real time travelers? Has a real time machine already been created in a top-secret government facility?

History and Future

Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future

Author: David J. Staley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739155954

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 9818

Perhaps the most important histiographic innovation of the twentieth century was the application of the historical method to wider and more expansive areas of the past. Where historians once defined the study of history strictly in terms of politics and the actions and decisions of Great Men, historians today are just as likely to inquire into a much wider domain of the past, from the lives of families and peasants, to more abstract realms such as the history of mentalities and emotions. Historians have applied their method to a wider variety of subjects; regardless of the topic, historians ask questions, seek evidence, draw inferences from that evidence, create representations, and subject these representations to the scrutiny of other historians. This book severs the historical method from the past altogether by applying that method to a domain outside of the past. The goal of this book is to apply history-as-method to the study of the future, a subject matter domain that most historians have traditionally and vigorously avoided. Historians have traditionally rejected the idea that we can use the study of history to think about the future. The book reexamines this long held belief, and argues that the historical method is an excellent way to think about and represent the future. At the same time, the book asserts that futurists should not view the future as a scientist might—aiming for predictions and certainties—but rather should view the future in the same way that an historian views the past.

Déjà-Vu

eine Reise in die Rätsel von Geist, Gedächtnis und Zeit

Author: Marie D. Jones,Larry Flaxman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783778782255

Category:

Page: 332

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Histories of the Future

Author: Daniel Rosenberg,Susan Harding

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082238681X

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

View: 9937

We live in a world saturated by futures. Our lives are constructed around ideas and images about the future that are as full and as flawed as our understandings of the past. This book is a conceptual toolkit for thinking about the forms and functions that the future takes. Exploring links between panic and nostalgia, waiting and utopia, technology and messianism, prophecy and trauma, it brings together critical meditations on the social, cultural, and intellectual forces that create narratives and practices of the future. The prognosticators, speculators, prophets, and visionaries have their say here, but the emphasis is on small narratives and forgotten conjunctures, on the connections between expectation and experience in everyday life. In tightly linked studies, the contributors excavate forgotten and emergent futures of art, religion, technology, economics, and politics. They trace hidden histories of science fiction, futurism, and millennialism and break down barriers between far-flung cultural spheres. From the boardrooms of Silicon Valley to the forests of Java and from the literary salons of Tokyo to the roadside cafés of the Nevada desert, the authors stitch together the disparate images and stories of futures past and present. Histories of the Future is further punctuated by three interludes: a thought-provoking game that invites players to fashion future narratives of their own, a metafiction by renowned novelist Jonathan Lethem, and a remarkable graphic research tool: a timeline of timelines. Contributors. Sasha Archibald, Susan Harding, Jamer Hunt, Pamela Jackson, Susan Lepselter, Jonathan Lethem, Joseph Masco, Christopher Newfield, Elizabeth Pollman, Vicente Rafael, Daniel Rosenberg, Miryam Sas, Kathleen Stewart, Anna Tsing

Wem gehört die Zukunft?

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt."

Author: Jaron Lanier

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455851134

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 8327

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt." Spätestens seit den Enthüllungen des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden ist klar: Die "schöne neue Welt" nimmt Gestalt an, und es wird höchste Zeit, ihr etwas entgegenzusetzen. Internetpionier und Cyberguru Jaron Lanier liefert eine profunde Analyse der aktuellen Trends in der Netzwerkökonomie, die sich in Richtung Totalüberwachung und Ausbeutung der Massen bewegt. Der Bestseller aus den USA endlich auf Deutsch!

Die Zukunft der Architektur in 100 Bauwerken

TED Books

Author: Marc Kushner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035482

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.

Wir beide, irgendwann

Author: Jay Asher

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641075793

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3177

Was wäre wenn ..., ich dich heute küsse? Im Mai 1996 bekommt die 16-jährige Emma ihren ersten Computer geschenkt. Mithilfe ihres besten Freunds Josh loggt sie sich ein und gelangt zufällig auf ihre eigene Facebook-Seite – 15 Jahre später. Geschockt stellt sie fest, dass sie mit 31 Jahren arbeitslos und unglücklich verheiratet sein wird. Josh hingegen, bislang alles andere als ein Frauenheld (der erst kürzlich von Emma einen Korb bekommen hat), wird das hübscheste Mädchen der ganzen Schule heiraten und zudem seinen Traumjob ergattern. Emma ist jedoch nicht gewillt, sehenden Auges in ihr Unglück zu laufen. Um das Zusammentreffen mit dem Jungen zu verhindern, der sie später mal unglücklich machen wird, beginnt sie, bewusste Änderungen in der Gegenwart herbeizuführen. Doch der Versuch, in ihr Schicksal einzugreifen und dadurch ihr künftiges Facebook-Profil zu verändern, setzt eine fatale Kettenreaktion in Gang ...

A Short History of the Future

Author: W. Warren Wagar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226869032

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Narrated by a far-future historian, Peter Jensen leaves an account of the world from the 1990s to the opening of the 23rd century as a gift to his granddaughter. A combination of fiction and scholarship, this third edition of Wagar's speculative history of the future alternates between descriptions of world events and intimate glimpses of this historian's family into the first centuries of the new millennium.

The Academic Book of the Future

Author: Rebecca E. Lyons,Samantha Rayner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137595779

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

View: 4756

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.

Back to the Future

Author: Ralph Bass,Ralph E. Bass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975954706

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 4486

After embracing the theology of Dispensationalism for thirty-three years, doubts grew in the author's mind concerning the issues raised by eschatological questions. While pastoring he avoided the subject. But one day he was asked questions on prophecy that he simply could no longer answer with commitment or conviction. It was time to find some real answers. This book began as Sunday school lessons to provide those real answers. Long after the Sunday school lessons ended, the study and the writing continued. Not satisfied with Sunday school answers; Dr. Bass wanted something definitive for his own benefit and the benefit of others. This work is an effort to provide that substance, that body of learning beyond the Sunday school class for those that demand more, much more. Feeling that much of what was out there on the subject was sorely wanting, Dr. Bass envisaged another work from the loyal opposition of the prevailing opinion, something written from a deep conviction in the sufficiency and trustworthiness of Scripture, yet something fare different from the usual offerings. This book is the result of the author's quest.

Adequacy, Accountability, and the Future of Public Education Funding

Author: Dennis Patrick Leyden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038723361X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2542

This book is about public education reform and the future of pubHc education funding. Given the many articles, books, and conferences that have focused on the issue of public education reform, it is reasonable to ask whether the world needs still another volume on this subject. In my defense, I would argue that, although there is a large literature on public education reform, there is precious little that tries to sketch the big picture. Too often, both in research and in practice, it is easy to lose sight of the forest, for all the focus on the individual trees. While such detailed analysis is of critical value, that value derives both from its specificity and from its ability to fit into a larger, coherent whole. Unfortunately, our understanding of the public education process is still incomplete and disconnected, particularly with regard to the connections between research, policy, and practice. This book is an attempt to step back for a moment to get one's bearings before jumping headlong back into the forest. It is my hope that this book will be of value to a wide variety of reader- researchers in departments of economics and schools of education, policy makers at all levels, and, of course, the practitioners slogging away in the trenches.

A Brief History of the Future

A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-First Century

Author: Jacques Attali

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628721332

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 7559

What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or in this nuclear world bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now.

Next: The Future Just Happened

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7266

The New York Times bestseller. "His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan."—BusinessWeek With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author.

Who Owns the Future?

Author: Jaron Lanier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451654995

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 4973

The “brilliant” and “daringly original” (The New York Times) critique of digital networks from the “David Foster Wallace of tech” (London Evening Standard)—asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our information economy. Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks. Lanier has predicted how technology will transform our humanity for decades, and his insight has never been more urgently needed. He shows how Siren Servers, which exploit big data and the free sharing of information, led our economy into recession, imperiled personal privacy, and hollowed out the middle class. The networks that define our world—including social media, financial institutions, and intelligence agencies—now threaten to destroy it. But there is an alternative. In this provocative, poetic, and deeply humane book, Lanier charts a path toward a brighter future: an information economy that rewards ordinary people for what they do and share on the web.

Creating the Future School

Author: Hedley Beare

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415238694

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Annotation Creating the Future School predicts that changes in the career of teaching and the work of the professional educator will differ significantly from what has been the traditional teaching role in schools of the twentieth century. Principals, senior members of school staffs, teachers, governors and policy makers are addressed and in order to open up the reader's awareness to the profound shift in society and how society views its schools.

The Future of Europe

Integration and Enlargement

Author: Fraser Cameron

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415324847

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 8803

This book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the state of the European Union on the eve of its biggest enlargement so far, and also considers its future prospects in several key areas.

Managing for the Future

Author: Peter Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113600937X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 9730

This wide-ranging, future-oriented book is sure to number among the most important and influential business books of the decade. Drucker writes with penetrating insight about the critical issues facing managers in the 1990s: the world economic order; people at work; new trends in management and the governance of organizations.

Learning from the Future

Competitive Foresight Scenarios

Author: R. Randall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471303527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

View: 5423

"Scenarios are now a part of every successful manager's toolkit. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the latest developments in scenario thinking written by today's leading practitioners in the field." -Napier Collyns, a pioneer of scenario planning at Dutch/Shell now Managing Director, Gloal Business Network (GBN) "In twenty years of helping companies create and plan for their futures, I have never come across a book that dealt with the use of scenario-based planning as comprehensively as this one." -David Kelley CEO, IDEO Product Development the creators of the Apple Mouse "This book is the greatest reference today on scenario planning-the preeminent tool for those who believe that the future belongs to those with the imagination to create it. The combination of scenario planning and strategy formulation can be a wondrous right brain process that galvanizes teams with a compelling vision and common purpose." -David E. Schnedler Director, Corporate Planning Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Organizations must create intellectual and organizational tension around distinctly different views of the future. Learning from the Future demonstrates why scenarios are ideally suited to generate such tension and how to use scenario learning as a steppingstone to superior strategies." -Richard Pascale, Associate Fellow of Oxford University and author of Managing on the Edge: How the Smartest Companies Use Conflict to Stay Ahead "An invaluable guide to the mind-stretching benefits of scenarios that are fully embedded in the strategic thinking process. It should be required reading for any management team embarking on scenario development so they can realize the benefits and evade the pitfalls." -George Day, Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor and Director of the Huntsman Center for Global Competition and Innovation Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Imagining the Future

Our Society in the New Millennium

Author: John Quinn

Publisher: Veritas Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 1853908045

Category: Religion

Page: 103

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This book is a collection of papers from the 7th Ceifin Conference, which is held annually in Ennis, Co. Claire in Ireland.

Remembering the Future

The Physics of the Soul and Time Travel

Author: Brooks A. Agnew

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450252486

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 212

View: 3611

The author proposes a scientific basis for the power of intention in the creation of future realities.