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

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

Brian Clegg


Science fiction is an important a part of pop culture, influencing the way in which all of us examine the area. television exhibits like Star Trek and video clips from Forbidden Planet to Inception have stimulated scientists to go into the career and feature formed our futures. technology fiction does not got down to are expecting what's going to occur - it is extra approximately how humans react to "What if?..." - however it is attention-grabbing to work out how technology fiction and truth occasionally converge, occasionally take terribly diverse paths.

Ten Billion Tomorrows brings to existence a complete host of technology fiction issues, from the digital surroundings of The Matrix and the clever laptop HAL in 2001, to strength fields, ray weapons and cyborgs. we find how technological know-how fiction has excited us with percentages, if it is Star Trek's holodeck inspiring makers of iconic games Doom and Quake to create the digital interactive worlds that remodeled gaming, or the unusual physics that has made genuine cloaking units attainable. blending notable technology with the mind's eye of our best technological know-how fiction writers, Ten Billion Tomorrows will satisfaction technological know-how fiction enthusiasts and well known technological know-how devotees alike.

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