Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought: H.G. Wells: Early writings: into higher forms, and with. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon I really like reading these books about H.G. Wells’ predictions of the future, and he . Anticipations by H.G. Wells. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers.

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Jul 25, John rated it liked it. Wells argues that the speed of land travel stands “in almost fundamental relation to human society.

Anticipations of the reaction of mechanical and scientific progress upon human life and thought

In Wells’s view, anticipafions is not the people but rather “a scientifically trained middle-class of an unprecedented sort” that “will become, I believe, at last consciously the State.

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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. Apr 21, Simon rated it liked it. Downloads downloads in the last 30 days. Tracey Mckinney rated it liked it Jul 15, Wells predicts that a stern morality freed from the trammels of exploded religious beliefs and based on ideas of Malthusianism and natural selection will sustain aggressive action of the “World State” to “check” and “control” human activity so as “to favour the procreation of what is fine and efficient and beautiful in humanity.


Avoid punctuation except as indicated below: Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to “indiscriminate” love. After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time MachineThe Island of Dr. Ryan Brown rated it liked it Jan 06, William James predicted that Anticipations would influence British youth, but thought that Wells did not allow sufficiently for “human nature.

Far from the most stimulating of Wells’ works! Brett rated it liked it Apr 14, Dismissing the racialist thought associated with romantic nationalism as “nonsense,” he predicts that languages like Spanish and Russian by the year will “be tending more and more to be the second tongues of bilingual communities.

But that’s what you get with something that was written when Far from the most stimulating of Wells’ works! I really like reading these books about H. I nearly abandoned this about half way through, but decided I would abandon it in a tidy fashion, i.

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The only truly dated and horrifying part of the book is when Wells anticipates that a new world government will put people hh.g.wells mental disorders to death Want to get your mind blown? Steven rated it it was ok Feb 28, Warren Wagardiscussing Anticipations’ advocacy of racism, eugenics and capital punishment, noted “To Wells’ credit, he would soon abandon such thoughts, but they were all here in plain English in Anticipations and we have no power or licence to wish them away”.


Dar Ing rated it liked it Apr 21, No trivia or quizzes yet. Michael Coren [24] and John Carey [25] have made even stronger charges against Wells. Frank rated it it was ok Apr 28, At which point the book perked up quite remarkably and I found myself reasonably content to read the rest of it. Laurie rated it it was ok Mar 11, Folks forget that Wells was one of the first anticipatkons and not just a writer of science fiction.

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Janice rated it it was ok Feb 18, Pinker, his literary agent. Martin rated it liked it Aug 14, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A recent biographer has said that “Nothing has done more damage to Wells’s reputation than the h.g.wells chapter of Anticipations.

Wells predicts that a few snipers will be able to defend territory against a larger force.

Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought

In the words of a biographer, Anticipations “took England by storm,” making Wells “almost famous in fact. Simon and Schuster,p. Wells analyzes how tactics will be altered anticioations rapid locomotion, command of the airand “light, swift ships.

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