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A new history of the future in 100 objects : a fiction
A new history of the future in 100 objects : a fiction
Hon, Adrian2020
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A riveting imagined history looking back on the twenty-first century through one hundred of its artifacts, from silent messaging systems to artificial worlds on asteroids. In the year 2082, a curator looks back at the twenty-first century, offering a history of the era through a series of objects and artifacts. He reminisces about the power of connectivity, which was reinforced by such technologies as silent messaging--wearable computers that relay subvocal communication; quotes from a self-help guide to making friends with "posthumans"; describes the establishment of artificial worlds on asteroids; and recounts pro-democracy movements in epistocratic states. In A New History of the Future in 100 Objects, Adrian Hon constructs a possible future by imagining the things it might leave in its wake.
AUTHOR:
Hon, Adrian, author
Imprint:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020]©2020
Collation:
xii, 365 pages ; 23 cm
Contents:
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Ankle surveillance monitors -- Speeky -- The guide -- The braid collective -- Silent messaging -- Smart drugs -- The twelve technological virtues -- Locked simulation interrogation -- Disaster kits -- UCS deliverbot -- The conversation brokers -- 46 Central Green -- Mimic scripts -- The algal boom -- Nautilus-1 -- Glyphish -- The value of work -- Two towers -- The Sudan-Shanghai connection -- Embodiment -- Insurgency in a box -- Tropical race six -- Désir -- Saudi spring -- The halls.Amplified teams -- Middle eye -- Thylacinus cynocephalus -- The curve of Babel -- The world of glass -- Structured light -- Tianxia -- Negotiation agents -- Reading rooms -- Pan-pan-climate saga five-niner heavy -- Active clothing -- The contrapuntal hack -- The kill switch -- Micromort detector -- Chinese tourism -- Owen's original cloned burger -- The USTC crash -- Rituals for the secular -- Muon detector -- The Saint of Safekeepers -- The imitation game -- Miriam Xu's lace -- The loop -- The seamstress's new tools -- Choosing a driving plan.Nobel Prize for medicine -- Funerary monuments -- Basic maximum income -- Alto Firenze -- A cure for hate -- Shanghai Six -- New library of Malmö -- The dim sum lunches -- Secret life of the high street -- New worlds -- Prince George -- Multiple autonomous element supervisor -- Javelin -- Euphoric gastronomy -- The hunt for the thylacine -- Giving nothing a name -- Rechartered cities -- The old drones -- Equal rights -- Fourth great awakening -- The Collingwood meteor -- The downvoted -- Marraige contracts -- The Lido -- Death of a mouse.Systemic memome project -- The fires of Mahoutokoro -- The observavi database -- The new democracies -- 50 percent unemployment -- The dream -- The cascade -- OAID deployment -- The brain bubble -- How to watch tv -- Amanda and Martin -- The half-empty world -- Enhance -- Narada's box -- A letter from Mars -- Moral agents -- The melt event -- How to get posthuman friends -- Rewilding Saï Island -- Cepheid variable -- Neuroethicicst identity exam -- Cooling Venus -- Biomes -- Our unimproved simulation -- Trip of a lifetime -- Author's note.
ISBN:
9780262539371 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
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