Your Flying Car Awaits
Robot Butlers, Lunar Vacations, and Other Dead-wrong Predictions of the Twentieth CenturyBook - 2009
A lighthearted analysis of twentieth-century predictions about where the human race would be technologically by today, including predictions about the use of nuclear explosives for commercial demolition and controllable weather.
A delightful mixture of science fiction, utopian vision, and just plain crazy ideas, Your Flying Car Awaits is a hilarious and insightful compendium of the most outrageous and completely ridiculous predictions of the 20th Century. Award-winning journalist Paul Milo’s collection of “Robot Butlers, Lunar Vacations, and Other Dead-Wrong Predictions of the Twentieth Century” is true history on the lighter side, a must for fans of Ken Davis and his bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series as well as the popular Darwin Awards books. For an unforgettable journey back through the misguided scientific mindset of the previous century, climb aboard—Your Flying Car Awaits!
A lighthearted analysis of 20th-century predictions about where the human race would be technologically by today describes such examples as space tourism by the year 2000, the use of nuclear explosives for commercial demolition and controllable weather. Original. 30,000 first printing.