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A View from the Year 3000 by Michael H. Hart

By Michael H. Hart

This booklet speculates in regards to the very important innovations, clinical discoveries, and political and social advancements, that could ensue throughout the coming millennium. It does this by way of providing -- during the eyes of a fictitious writer dwelling within the yr 3000 -- a listing of the a hundred women and men who've had the best effect on international background and at the daily lives of people.

The hundred people are ranked so as in their impression. the most element of the booklet contains brief biographies of these a hundred individuals, describing what all people complete, and why that individual is so very important.

Forty-five of the entries are genuine old personages. those contain such renowned figures as Jesus Christ, Confucius, Charles Darwin, Christopher Columbus, Albert Einstein, and George Washington.

Among the fifty-five entries from the 3rd millennium are: Sue Ellen eco-friendly (who develops a melanoma vaccine); Miguel Carranza (chief founding father of the United global Federation); Stella Ricardo Garcia (architect and formscaper); Mika Kivikoski (who develops the know-how to regulate the weather); and Shu Gungwu (who reveals the answer to the baffling "mind-body problem").

Other issues taken care of contain: house go back and forth and area colonies; scientific advances (such as man made organs, and reversible sex-change operations); arts and leisure (including tune, literature, the visible arts, and activities and games); solar energy; philosophy (including political thought, epistemology, semantics, and ethics); arithmetic, toxins keep watch over, robots, brainwashing; nuclear struggle; robots; and synthetic intelligence.

The booklet encompasses a ancient chart (listing the most occasions of either the particular prior and the projected future), an inventory of honorable mentions (and their accomplishments); a thesaurus, and an intensive index.

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