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作者 Kunstler, James Howard
書名 Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation / James Howard Kunstler
出版項 New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2012
國際標準書號 9780802120304 (hbk.)
080212030X (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  HC106.84 .K86 2012    在架上    30520020759180
版本 1st ed
說明 245 p. ; 24 cm
附註 "Published simulaneously in Canada"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references
Where we're at -- Farewell to the drive-in utopia -- Cities of the future : yesterday's tomorrow or tomorrow's yesterday? -- The dangers of techno-narcissism, or, Frankenstein release 2.0, how Ray Kurzweil's singularity aims to replace the old god with a new and improved version -- The futility of party politics in the long emergency -- Going broke the hard way : the end of Wall Street -- The energy specter : oil and gas, alternative energy, and waiting for Santa Claus -- Insults to the planet and the planet's reply -- Social relations and the dilemmas of difference -- Coda : a systematic misunderstanding of reality
Offers predictions as to what technological advances will truly bring, in a sobering look at the future that dispels the overly optimistic vision of the future as depicted in 1950s pop culture
主題 United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States
Alt Title Wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation
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