H.G. Wells. · Rating details · 50 ratings · 6 reviews. In , the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of. Anticipations by H.G. Wells. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought: H.G. Wells: Early writings: into higher forms, and with.
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Ryan Brown rated it liked it Jan 06, Gustavo Marques rated it liked it Dec 10, Wells analyzes how tactics will be altered by rapid locomotion, command of the airand “light, swift ships.
Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Middletown, Connecticut Wesleyan University Press, The shareholder class will cultivate opulent, anticipaations decoration, which Wells clearly deplores, and he also fears that its wealth may enable it not only to “buy up almost all the available architectural talent” but also “in a certain figurative sense—buy up much of the womankind” that would otherwise belong to the capable class.
Dar Ing rated it liked it Apr 21, Sorry, no eells available. Wells, AnticipationsCh. Faith, Morals and Public Policy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students, Amy Catherine Robbins.
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The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an “usher,” or student teacher. Wells argues anticipatlons the speed of land travel stands “in almost fundamental relation to human society.
Inthe great writer and social critic attempted anticipatioons predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts — development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage — and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.
Wells scrutinizes the present for signs of such a development, and finds them in American trusts, unofficial organizations like the Navy League, philanthropic tycoons, etc. William James predicted that Anticipations would influence British youth, but thought that Wells did not allow sufficiently for “human nature. Rather than producing even larger cities, a new sort of “human distribution” will be created, with the increase in the distance a worker can travel znticipations an hour acting as a “centrifugal” force leading to a considerable development of “suburbs” while this development is counterbalanced by “centripetal considerations” like a desire for access to shopping districts, good schools, doctors, and “the love of the crowd.
Jul 25, John rated it liked it. CircaWells predicts, the capable productive class will have developed a way of life characterized by a scientific worldview, an ethos of social duty, and an unsentimental view of personal relations that lead it to view “a childless, anticipatipns life” as “essentially failure and perversion.
That’s a scary opinion, but I suppose Wells is a product of his times, and welos more liberal than most other people from the turn of the century.
The “new war” is determined by the increasing range and accuracy of the rifle and also of the field gun. Faber and Faber, Far from the most stimulating of Wells’ wlls Charles rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Wells earned a government scholarship into study biology under Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science.
Herbert George wnticipations, Title Anticipations Of wrlls Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human life and Thought Contents Locomotion in the twentieth century — The probable diffusion of great cities — Developing social elements — Certain social reactions — The life-history of democracy — War in the twentieth century — The conflict of languages — The larger synthesis — Faith, morals, and public policy in the twentieth century.
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Ray Lancasterthe director of the Museum of Natural History. Wells said he wrote this “to undermine and destroy the wellls, monogamy, faith in God and respectability, and the British Empire, all antickpations the guise of a speculation about motor cars and electric heating.
Claire Williams rated it it was amazing May 15, Retrieved from ” https: Tracey Mckinney rated it liked it Jul 15, Overall it’s just neat to see people speculate on the future while also being able to see if they were right or not about thi I really like reading these books about H.