The book is scholarly and detailed but has a lighthearted, witty tone that makes it a delight to read.
It does lack an index, which would have been useful, but is so full of interesting ideas that I can't bear to downgrade it just for that.
As a theologian, I loved the final review of what might have been, "The World Will End . . . Pretty Soon."
I loved this book and the aspirational optimism behind many of the predicted developments. I recommend this and hopw the author will work towards a second edition. Read morePublished 20 months ago by teacherlady
The author takes various predictions that were made fifty-odd or a hundred-odd years ago about what the state of the world would be today, explains why these predictions were made,... Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by Meaghan
Growing up in the 1960s was exciting because of all the bold projections for what the future would hold for us. Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by John D. Cofield
Reading this book reminded me of 40+ years of reading Popular Science magazine. Every issue seemed to breathlessly review "new" products that would change our world. Read morePublished on April 27, 2011 by R. J. McCabe
Finally, someone writes the definitive book debunking all these so-called experts predictions for the future. Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by Brian Maitland
I picked up this book with high hopes, which were quickly dashed.
Milo has merely cataloged a lot of predictions from various sources, then says they haven't been... Read more