• Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Became Reality & Shapes the Future

    Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Became Reality & Shapes the Future
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    ISBN: 9781250057853
    Title: Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Became Reality & Shapes the Future
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Science fiction is a vital part of popular culture, influencing the way we all look at the world. TV shows like "Star Trek "and movies from "Forbidden Planet" to "Inception" have influenced scientists to enter the profession and have shaped our futures. Science fiction doesn't set out to predict what will happen - it's far more about how human beings react to "What if'..." - but it is fascinating to see how science fiction and reality sometimes converge, sometimes take extraordinarily different paths.

    "Ten Billion Tomorrows" brings to life a whole host of science fiction topics, from the virtual environment of "The Matrix" and the intelligent computer HAL in "2001, " to force fields, ray guns and cyborgs. We discover how science fiction has excited us with possibilities, whether it is "Star Trek"'s holodeck inspiring makers of iconic video games "Doom" and "Quake "to create the virtual interactive worlds that transformed gaming, or the strange physics that has made real cloaking devices possible. Mixing remarkable science with the imagination of our greatest science fiction writers, "Ten Billion Tomorrows" will delight science fiction lovers and popular science devotees alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

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