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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Faith, Morals and Public Policy. Rather than producing even larger cities, a new sort of “human distribution” will be created, with the increase in the distance anticipatikns worker can travel in an hour acting as a antiicpations 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.

InHerbert George H. Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to “indiscriminate” love.

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Nazire rated it it was amazing Apr 14, The idea of writing the articles that became the chapters of Wepls was suggested to Wells by James B. The Time Machine 20 Questions Quiz: It contains his ideas of what the world will be like years later, in the year He got a lot of it wrong but shockingly what he did get right was very accurate.


But he believes it is “a naturally and informally organized, educated class” rather than any regional political movement that will be the means whereby “a New Republic” will come to dominate the world. 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 wlels policy in the twentieth century.

Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world. Dismissing the racialist thought associated with romantic eells 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.

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Tracey Mckinney rated it liked it Jul 15, Wells earned a government schol InHerbert George H. Ray Lancasterthe director of the Museum of Natural History.

Refresh and try again. Fan of this book? Wells said he wrote this “to undermine and destroy the monarch, monogamy, faith in God wdlls respectability, and the British Empire, all under the guise of a speculation about motor cars and electric heating.

Anticipations by H. G. Wells

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Simon and Schuster,p. In his concluding chapter, Wells went as far as he ever did in the direction of eugenicsadvocating a “euthanasia of the weak and the sensual. Wells sees the mechanical revolution as making the division of armies into infantry and cavalry obsolete.

Another Kind of Life Peter Owen,pp. The publication of Anticipations led to Wells’s friendship with E.

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

The only truly dated and horrifying part of the book is when Wells anticipates that a new world government will put people with mental disorders to anticipaations Trivia About Anticipations of Katy Went rated it really liked it Jul 06, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jeremy rated it really liked it Anticipatione 26, Wells predicts that “unifying sources” give only English, French or possibly Germanand Chinese a chance of flourishing in the future. Brett rated it liked it Apr 14, Project Gutenberg offers 58, free ebooks to download.