Franklin

Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation / James Howard Kunstler.

Author/Creator:
Kunstler, James Howard.
Publication:
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
245 p. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
080212030X
9780802120304
OCLC:
778630896