A rich visual history of science fiction's impact on real-world technologies, this book is perfect for lovers of H. G. Wells, Star Trek, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Aldous Huxley, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Author: Joel Levy
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
A rich visual history of science fiction's impact on real-world technologies, this book is perfect for lovers of H. G. Wells, Star Trek, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Aldous Huxley, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Have you ever wished for a personal jet pack or a robot butler? Do you wonder how you would fare as an interplanetary traveler? Are you eagerly awaiting driverless cars? Reality Ahead of Schedule explores how what we imagine about the future has influenced our ability to make those ideas into reality. There are many vital technologies that science fiction not only predicted, but also helped bring into being. Through lively narration and lavish illustrations, the book presents technological developments in the military, consumer, space exploration, medical, and communications fields. It explores the writers, futurists, and far-sighted inventors whose visions became realities, from the direct influence of H. G. Wells on the atomic bomb and the tank, to the ambitious prototypes created by inventors ahead of their time, such as Nikola Tesla's remote-controlled drone ship. The history and development of each technology is related in context, exploring the road from prescient fictional representation to real-life technology. Reality Ahead of Schedule offers readers the chance to meet and understand the impact of some of the greatest names and works in sci-fi, from Jules Verne and Aldous Huxley to Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Star Trek to the Bionic Man, alongside visionary inventors such as Tesla and Wernher von Braun.
... oft quoted as saying: 'I call science fiction “reality ahead of schedule”' (Hollingham, 2017). Futurism here is a process of speculative worldbuilding, ...
Author: Dan Strutt
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
The media technologies that surround and suffuse our everyday life profoundly affect our relation to reality. Philosophers since Plato and Aristotle have sought to understand the complex influence of apparently simple tools of expression on our understanding and experience of the world, time, space, materiality and energy. The Digital Image and Reality takes up this crucial philosophical task for our digital era. This rich yet accessible work argues that when new visual technologies arrive to represent and simulate reality, they give rise to nothing less than a radically different sensual image of the world. Through engaging with post-cinematic content and the new digital formats in which it appears, Strutt uncovers and explores how digital image-making is integral to emergent modes of metaphysical reflection - to speculative futurism, optimistic nihilism, and ethical plasticity. Ultimately, he prompts the reader to ask whether the impact of digital image processes might go even beyond our subjective consciousness of reality, towards the synthesis of objective actuality itself.
Using self-discipline to plan ahead and schedule your time – and following through with your planned schedule – can: Increase your efficiency in completing ...
Author: Alison Stein
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
We would all like the world to become a better place. Laws and programs are helpful and are designed with good intentions, but there’s only so much they can do. It really comes down to each person doing his part to live life as problem-free as possible for him. Since no one is an island unto himself, anyone’s lack of personal responsibility or good ethics affects others – whether just those close to him or the general population. We all hope to live a happy life. However, hoping is not the most effective way to ensure you reach that very important goal. Instead of relying on the remote possibility of consistent GOOD LUCK, learn how to consider, prepare for, and optimally handle nearly every situation you might encounter in life to ensure that you reap rewards for the efforts you have to expend to live either way. Discover how you can become a more knowledgeable, resilient and worthwhile contributor to society by improving your own life! Feel earned pride and deserved respect at any socioeconomic level. Learn how to create the optimal circumstances in areas of your life such as: RELATIONSHIPS, FINANCES, SELF-CARE, SEX, DRUGS, LAWS, RAISING CHILDREN, and more. Lead by example and make your life as problem-free as it can be. Then encourage others to do the same. One-by-one *AND* with detailed information on how to do it, WE CAN make the world a better place. Best wishes and thank you for doing your part. Even more gratitude if you encourage others to do the same. We can do this.
Science fiction is reality ahead of schedule. In the 1960s, Arthur C. Clarke believed that we would live in a world in which we will be in instant contact ...
Author: Harry Shapiro
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
One hundred years on from the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1920, this book examines the money, politics and exploitation behind drugs and raises the question nobody asks: ‘What kind of drugs policy do we actually want in the UK?’
... modern universalism were utopian in spirit and often part of a socialist agenda. ... fiction as 'reality ahead of schedule' points to a utopian future.
Author: Pam Meecham
Revised and restructured, this second edition of Modern Art traces the historical and contemporary contexts for understanding modern art movements, and the theories that influenced and attempted to explain them. Its radical approach foregoes the chronological approach to art movements in favour of looking at the ways in which art has been understood. The editors investigate the main developments in art interpretation and draw examples from a wide range of genres including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. This second edition has been fully updated to include many more examples of recent art practice, as well as an expanded glossary and comprehensive marginal notes providing definitions of key terms. Extensively illustrated with a wide range of visual examples, Modern Art is the essential textbook for students of art history.
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Author: Desirina Boskovich
This illustrated journey through lost, overlooked, and uncompleted works is “a fascinating enrichment of the history of sf and fantasy” (Booklist). Science fiction and fantasy reign over popular culture now, associated in our mind with blockbuster movies and massive conventions. But there’s much more to the story than the headline-making hits. Lost Transmissions is a rich trove of forgotten and unknown, imagined-but-never-finished, and under-appreciated-but-influential works from those imaginative genres, as well as little-known information about well-known properties. Divided into sections on Film & TV, Literature, Art, Music, Fashion, Architecture, and Pop Culture, the book examines: Jules Verne’s lost novel AfroFuturism and Space Disco E.T.’s scary beginnings William Gibson’s never-filmed Aliens sequel Weezer’s never-made space opera the 8,000-page metaphysical diary of Philip K. Dick, and more Featuring more than 150 photos, this insightful volume will become the bible of science fiction and fantasy’s most interesting and least-known chapters. “Will broaden your horizons and turn you on to wonders bubbling under the mass-market commodified pleasures to which we all too often limit ourselves.” ?The Washington Post
Watching that and seeing that vision of the future allowed us to see reality ahead of schedule, to know that there was more to come.
Author: Peranteau, Jane
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Jumping is a work of visionary fiction that begins with a nihilistic act. The main character, a young man, feels life’s limits are killing him, drives to a remote area, walks 100 yards, and leaps into a dark and mysterious chasm, known locally as the “Void.” Friends and family are stunned. What he meets in the Void is his own larger spiritual history—a cohort of souls he incarnated with, a string of past lives he visits—and he’s changed profoundly and permanently. Because of his story, others jump. What are they jumping to? Duncan Robert is the first to jump. No one saw him do it, but some claim they felt something at the moment he jumped—a sort of missed beat, or skip, in the order of things. The Void waits in the woods just outside of town and has for as long as anyone can remember, though no one knows why. In the tradition of The Celestine Prophecy and Mutant Message Down Under, this teaching fable explores the necessity of taking risks, life beyond the limits and time and space, and humanity’s place in the universe. "In a way, Jumping is similar to spiritually directed fantasy or channeled work. I’ve never written anything like it and typically don’t read anything like it, so I’m short on language to describe it. It’s metaphysical and fiction, which removes it from the category of straight channeling or metaphysical self-help books." —Jane Peranteau
The artist created what Syd Mead calls “reality ahead of schedule” (Cathcart 2008), an unretouched portrait of the capitalism of the twenty-first century.
Author: Luiz Marques
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book intends to be an alert to the fact that the curve measuring environmental costs against the economic benefits of capitalism has irreversibly entered into a negative phase. The prospect of an environmental collapse has been evidenced by the sciences and the humanities since the 1960s. Today, it imposes its urgency. This collapse differs from past civilizations in that it is neither local nor just civilizational. It is global and occurs at the broadest level of the biosphere, accelerated by the convergence of different socio-environmental crises, such as: Earth energy imbalance, climate change and global warming Sea-level rise Decrease and degradation of forests Collapse of terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity Floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme weather events Degradation of soils and water resources Increase in pollution caused by fossil fuels and coal Increase in waste production and industrial intoxication The book is divided in two parts. In the first part it presents a comprehensive review of scientific data to show the already visible effects of each of the different environmental crises and its consequences to human life on Earth. In the second part, Luiz Marques critically discusses what he calls the three concentric illusions that prevent us from realizing the gravity of the current socio-environmental crises: the illusion of a sustainable capitalism, the illusion that economic growth is still capable of providing more well-being and the anthropocentric illusion. Finally, Marques argues that "fitting" back into the biosphere will only be possible if we dismantle the expansive socioeconomic gear that has shaped our societies since the 16th century by moving from a Social Contract to a Natural Contract, which takes into account the whole biosphere. According to him, the future society will be post-capitalist or it will not be a complex society, and even perhaps, we must fear, no society at all. “This book is backed up with the latest and best science and has made the complexities understandable for the average reader, all in a context of hope for the future.” - William J. Ripple, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Ecology, Director of the Alliance of World Scientists, Oregon State University
He believed that science fiction was just reality ahead of schedule and his work reveled in the possibilities of what the future held in store for us all.
Author: Michael Green
Publisher: Titan Comics
In 2019, the Blade Runner known as Aahna ‘Ash’ Ashina rescued Cleo Selwyn, daughter of business tycoon Alexandra Selwyn, from a plot to give the girl to the Tyrell corporation for genetic experimentation. Ash and Cleo escaped Los Angeles and disappeared. Now, seven years later and living under assumed identities, Ash and Cleo have resurfaced on one of the Off-world mining colonies. But Cleo’s father has never stopped looking for them, sending out dozens of bounty hunters and search parties to kill Ash and bring his daughter home. Now, following a bloody Replicant mutiny, Ash and Cleo have become separated and a ruthless new Blade Runner called Hythe has Ash dead in her sights. Collects Blade Runner 2019 #5-8. “10 out of 10. A must-read title.” – Bleeding Cool
more than a year ahead of schedule. He has now effectively launched “Design for Six Sigma” and a growth initiative. You don't have to map out a series of ...
Author: Larry Bossidy
Publisher: Random House
The tectonic plates of business are shifting and the result is a new reality in what it takes to run a profitable, successful business. The authors of Execution show what it takes to muster the intellectual and personal courage to understand the fundamental issues at the core of your business and provide the tools for taking action. 'Confronting reality' is the ability to see the world the way it really is, not the way you would like it to be. Confronting Reality provides the tools that will build the foundation for future prosperity and success: How to focus on your external industry, not just your direct competitors How to prepare a strategy that confronts reality How to design rewards and link them to performance How to reframe and reposition a business to ensure maximum success
The company also announced that in 2002 its restructuring programme had delivered procurement savings of €1.6 billion, 'ahead of schedule', ...
Author: R. Brookes
Marketing practices have fundamentally changed over the past decade. This book documents the nature of these changes, examines their impact on marketeers and marketing, explains the results of a major international study into the changing nature of contemporary marketing practices, assesses their implications for marketing and marketeers and provides guidance for those who are implementing change processes to improve value creation capabilities.
for any way around the blockage and determines he does not have time to clear a path, so he turns and heads back to the junction ahead of schedule.
Author: Thomas Funicello
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Twenty-year-old Eli is conflicted over serving the founding fathers who conspire against the same British Empire his parents died fighting for in the French and Indian War, until a mysterious girl helps him travel to another time and place where he must save the future and the past from an ancient evil that grows in the shadows of liberty.
It combines measurements of technical performance (i.e., accomplishment of planned work), schedule performance (i.e., behind/ahead of schedule), ...
Author: Orikaye Brown-West
Discusses how the dream of a megaproject is realized, elucidates the various demands, and explains why it takes years to materialize. It asserts that a megaproject is any project that requires a great deal of management courage, capital, patience, and well-conceived plans. And that managing a megaproject is more than managing a major construction effort; it is also managing a public responsibility with the concomitant management accountability and transparency. It advances the Big Dig as the case study megaproject of record, because none of the other notable megaprojects in the 20th century can boast the paradoxes and the lessons that the Big Dig provides. It affirms that leadership engagement, imagination, and political alignment, facilitate the realization of such dream. It espouses good planning and invokes foresight considerations as a sine qua non for getting the right strategic gaps closed, the misdeeds avoided and the right mechanics applied for a successful project outcome.
The Second Coming manifested ten years ahead of schedule, in 1988. ... Thought power, consensus reality, is described again as determining what will happen ...
Author: Diane Stein
Publisher: Crossing Press
We all want to know what will happen to the earth and to those who come after us, our children and our grandchildren. Diane, seeking an answer, has gone to women visionaries and seers: women who channel the future and those who bring it to life in their writings. This is the time, Diane avers, for women to define what needs to be changed and begin to do the work. By women’s power of thought and creation, we together can make a better world.