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The Resource Ten billion tomorrows : how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future, Brian Clegg

Ten billion tomorrows : how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future, Brian Clegg

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Ten billion tomorrows : how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future
Title
Ten billion tomorrows
Title remainder
how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future
Statement of responsibility
Brian Clegg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An exciting new book about real-life technology derived from science fiction and its impact on the world"--
  • "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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clegg, Brian
Dewey number
809.3/8762
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3433.6
LC item number
.C536 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction films
  • Science fiction
  • Literature and technology
  • Science and civilization
  • Science
Label
Ten billion tomorrows : how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future, Brian Clegg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Through a glass, darkly -- Blue pill or red pill? -- Buy me -- Feel the Force -- Rossum's children -- Dinosaur construction -- Suit up -- Ray gun ready -- Take me to your leader -- End of the world, part three -- Atom world -- Beam me up -- Destination Moon -- It's good to talk -- Cyborg -- Engage cloaking device -- Open the pod bay doors -- Never-ending story
Control code
ocn898419050
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9781250057853
Lccn
2015028643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025602166
System control number
  • BK0016237452
  • (OCoLC)898419050
Label
Ten billion tomorrows : how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future, Brian Clegg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Through a glass, darkly -- Blue pill or red pill? -- Buy me -- Feel the Force -- Rossum's children -- Dinosaur construction -- Suit up -- Ray gun ready -- Take me to your leader -- End of the world, part three -- Atom world -- Beam me up -- Destination Moon -- It's good to talk -- Cyborg -- Engage cloaking device -- Open the pod bay doors -- Never-ending story
Control code
ocn898419050
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 307 pages
Isbn
9781250057853
Lccn
2015028643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025602166
System control number
  • BK0016237452
  • (OCoLC)898419050

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