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The Resource Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation, James Howard Kunstler

Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation, James Howard Kunstler

Label
Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation
Title
Too much magic
Title remainder
wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation
Statement of responsibility
James Howard Kunstler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Offers predictions as to what technological advances will truly bring, in a sobering look at the future that dispels the overly optimistic vision of the future as depicted in 1950s pop culture
Cataloging source
AZZPT
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Kunstler, James Howard
Dewey number
363
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC106.84
LC item number
.K86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation, James Howard Kunstler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Where we're at -- Farewell to the drive-in utopia -- Cities of the future : yesterday's tomorrow or tomorrow's yesterday? -- The dangers of techno-narcissism, or, Frankenstein release 2.0, how Ray Kurzweil's singularity aims to replace the old god with a new and improved version -- The futility of party politics in the long emergency -- Going broke the hard way : the end of Wall Street -- The energy specter : oil and gas, alternative energy, and waiting for Santa Claus -- Insults to the planet and the planet's reply -- Social relations and the dilemmas of difference -- Coda : a systematic misunderstanding of reality
Control code
ocn778630896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780802120304
Label
Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation, James Howard Kunstler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Where we're at -- Farewell to the drive-in utopia -- Cities of the future : yesterday's tomorrow or tomorrow's yesterday? -- The dangers of techno-narcissism, or, Frankenstein release 2.0, how Ray Kurzweil's singularity aims to replace the old god with a new and improved version -- The futility of party politics in the long emergency -- Going broke the hard way : the end of Wall Street -- The energy specter : oil and gas, alternative energy, and waiting for Santa Claus -- Insults to the planet and the planet's reply -- Social relations and the dilemmas of difference -- Coda : a systematic misunderstanding of reality
Control code
ocn778630896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780802120304

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