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The Resource All the Wonder That Would Be : Exploring Past Notions of the Future

All the Wonder That Would Be : Exploring Past Notions of the Future

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All the Wonder That Would Be : Exploring Past Notions of the Future
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All the Wonder That Would Be
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Exploring Past Notions of the Future
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All the Wonder That Would Be : Exploring Past Notions of the Future
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All the Wonder That Would Be : Exploring Past Notions of the Future
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Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Contents -- 1: Introduction -- 1.1 A Portrait of the Author as a Young SF Fan -- 1.2 Law Zero -- 1.3 The Old Default Future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Multimedia -- 2: Antigravity -- 2.1 Antigravity in Science Fiction -- 2.2 Antigravity in Science -- 2.2.1 Negative Matter -- Antimatter Is Not Negative Matter -- 2.2.2 Warp Drives and Wormholes -- The Casimir Effect -- 2.2.3 Dark Energy -- 2.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 3: Space Travel -- Relativistic Time Dilation -- 3.1 The Science-Fictional Solar System -- 3.2 Halfway to Anywhere? -- 3.2.1 The Cost of Space -- 3.2.2 Spacemen? -- 3.2.3 The Final Frontier? -- 3.2.4 The Real Final Frontier -- 3.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 4: Aliens -- 4.1 Extraterrestrials in Science Fiction -- 4.1.1 TV Aliens -- 4.1.2 Alien Aliens -- 4.1.3 Engaging Aliens -- 4.1.4 Alien Invasion -- 4.1.5 So Where Are They? -- 4.2 The Fermi Paradox -- 4.2.1 A Humans-Only Galaxy? -- 4.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 5: Time Travel -- 5.1 Time Travel in Science Fiction -- 5.1.1 Immutable Timelines -- 5.1.2 Mutable Timelines -- 5.1.3 Time Viewers -- 5.2 The Physics of Time Travel -- 5.2.1 What Is Time? -- 5.2.2 Tachyons -- Faster than Light Particles Can Signal the Past -- 5.2.3 Closed Timelike Curves -- Time-Travel for Computing? -- 5.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 6: The Nature of Reality -- 6.1 Science Fiction: An Escape to Reality? -- 6.1.1 It́s Not Paranoia If They Really Are Out to Get You -- 6.1.2 Virtual Realities -- 6.1.3 Parallel Realities -- 6.1.4 Summary -- 6.2 Science and Reality -- 6.2.1 Are We Living in a Simulation? -- 6.2.2 Quantum Weirdness and Parallel Worlds
  • Ontic and Epistemic States -- 6.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 7: Invisibility -- 7.1 Sight Unseen -- 7.1.1 Psychology and Invisibility -- 7.1.2 Camouflage -- 7.1.3 Transparency -- 7.2 The Science of Invisibility -- 7.2.1 The Science of Visibility -- 7.2.2 Metamaterials -- The Electromagnetic Spectrum -- 7.2.3 Invisibility to Other Senses -- 7.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 8: Robots -- 8.1 The Science-Fictional Robot -- 8.1.1 Automata -- 8.1.2 Asimovian Robots -- 8.1.3 Non-Asimovian Robots -- 8.1.4 AI and Machines that Think -- 8.2 Real-Life Robots -- 8.2.1 Industrial Robotics -- 8.2.2 Run, Robot, Run -- 8.2.3 The Robot́s Dilemma -- 8.2.4 All Hail Our Robot Overlords? -- 8.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 9: Transportation -- 9.1 Around the World in 80 Ways -- 9.1.1 Jetpacks -- 9.1.2 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles -- 9.1.2.1 Air Travel -- 9.1.2.2 The Locomotive -- 9.1.2.3 The Internal Combustion Engine -- 9.1.3 Teleportation -- 9.2 Transport Today -- 9.2.1 Jetpacks-Really? -- 9.2.2 Getting from A to B -- 9.2.2.1 Mass Transport -- 9.2.2.2 Automobiles -- Six Levels of Driving Automation -- 9.2.3 Quantum Teleportation -- 9.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 10: Immortality -- 10.1 How to Live Forever -- 10.1.1 Life Eternal (or at Least Life Long-Lived) -- 10.1.2 Pantropy -- 10.1.2.1 Cyborgs -- 10.1.2.2 Genetic Engineering -- 10.1.3 Corpsicles -- 10.1.4 Mind Uploading -- 10.1.5 The Dream of Immortality -- 10.2 The Time of Our Lives -- 10.2.1 The Dying of the Light -- 10.2.1.1 It́s All in the Genes -- 10.2.1.2 Ticking Clocks and Telomeres -- 10.2.1.3 Wear and Tear -- 10.2.2 Human Enhancement -- 10.2.3 Cryonics -- 10.2.4 The Singularity
  • 10.2.5 Quantum Suicide -- 10.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 11: Mad Scientists -- 11.1 Not So Mad Scientists -- 11.2 A Bright Future for the Mad Scientist? -- 11.2.1 Mad Physicists -- 11.2.2 Mad Environmental Scientists -- 11.2.3 Mad Nanotechnologists -- 11.2.4 Mad Computer Scientists -- 11.2.5 Mad Biologists -- 11.3 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Visual Media -- 12: Epilogue: A New Default Future? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Non-fiction -- Fiction -- Multimedia -- Index
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