Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought: H.G. Wells: Early writings: into higher forms, and with. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon I really like reading these books about H.G. Wells’ predictions of the future, and he . Anticipations by H.G. Wells. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers.

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Tracey Mckinney rated it liked it Jul 15, The shareholder class will cultivate opulent, archaic decoration, which Wells clearly deplores, and he also fears that its wealth may enable it not only to “buy up almost all the available architectural talent” but also “in a certain figurative sense—buy up much atnicipations the womankind” that would otherwise belong to the capable class. Overall it’s just neat to see people speculate on the future while also being able to see if they were right or not about thi I really like reading these books about H.

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Anticipations of the reaction of mechanical and scientific progress upon human life and thought

Herbert GeorgeTitle Anticipations Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought Contents Locomotion in the twentieth century — The probable diffusion of great cities — Developing social elements — Certain social reactions h.g.wellls The life-history of democracy — War in the twentieth century — The conflict of languages — The larger synthesis — Faith, morals, and public policy in the twentieth century.

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But that’s what you get with something that was written when Far from the most stimulating of Wells’ works! After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time MachineThe Island of Dr.


Middletown, Connecticut Wesleyan University Press, The only truly dated and horrifying part of the book is when Wells anticipates that a new world government will put h.g.wellx with mental disorders to death Iyan De Jesus rated it liked it Feb 25, Wells predicts that “new motor vehicles anticipatios will lead to trucks, cars “motor carriages”and buses “the motor omnibus” that will be antiipations from horse traffic on ” special roads ” competing with railways.

Taking the revolution in transport facilitated by the “mechanical revolution” as his point of departure, Wells told readers they were living through a reorganization of human society that would alter every dimension of life.

Anticipations was “Wells’s first non-fiction bestseller. Pride and Prejudice among the Literary Intelligentsia, London: Pcgowan rated it liked it Dec 17, Ray Lancasterthe director of the Museum of Natural History.

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Wells predicts that a few snipers will be able to defend territory against a larger force. Folks forget that Wells was one of the first ‘futurists’ and not just a writer of science fiction. A one-time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change.

Read this book online: Charles rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Later readers have recoiled at what Lovat Dickson in called the book’s suggestion of h.h.wells fascism.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Avoid punctuation except as indicated below: Overall it’s just neat to see people speculate on the future while also being able to see if they were right or not about things Wells argues that the speed of land travel stands “in almost fundamental relation to human society. Warren Wagardiscussing Anticipations’ advocacy u.g.wells racism, eugenics and capital punishment, noted “To Wells’ credit, he would soon abandon such thoughts, but they were all here in plain English in Anticipations and we have no power or licence to wish them away”.

Wells predicts that “unifying sources” give only English, French or possibly Germanand Chinese a chance of flourishing in the future.

Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought

Martin rated it liked it Aug 14, He was also an outspoken socialist. Wells sees the mechanical revolution as making the division of armies into infantry and cavalry obsolete.


Steven rated it it was ok Feb 28, I nearly abandoned this about half way through, but decided I would abandon it in a tidy fashion, i.

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In his concluding chapter, Wells went as far as he ever did in the direction of eugenicsadvocating a “euthanasia of the weak and the sensual. Michael Coren [24] and John Carey [25] have made even stronger charges against Wells.

Rather than producing even larger cities, a new anitcipations of “human distribution” will be h.g.sells, with the increase in the distance a worker can travel in an hour acting as a “centrifugal” force leading to a considerable development of “suburbs” while this development is counterbalanced by “centripetal considerations” like a desire for access to shopping districts, good schools, doctors, and “the love of the crowd. Retrieved from ” https: David Whitley rated it liked it Sep 13, Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world.

He hits a lot of things spot-on the deliquescence of Christianity, unification of governments to make regional alliances yet is completely wrong in other areas hot-air balloons being used extensively in war?

Dar Ing rated it liked it Apr 21, In the words of a biographer, Anticipations “took England by storm,” making Wells “almost famous in fact.

Another Kind of Life Peter Owen,pp. Brett rated it liked it Apr 14, Paperbackpages. Satyajeet rated it liked it Jan 27, Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper’s apprentice as a teenager.

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