Review of Reviews,  1 (1890), 115–16.

The Future and What it Hides in it. A Scientific Prophecy by Professor Thurston




Publications abstracted:

Robert H Thurston Forum


Progress, Descent, Evolution, Engineering, Transport, Telegraphy, Electricity, Manufactories, Futurism, Humanism, Light, Aeronautics

    Among the scientific advances that the future holds are a highly evolved race of men 'having a god-like intelligence of countenance' (115), a distribution of electric power that will allow a return to home-working and the breakdown of 'the present factory system' with its 'great aggregations of capital in unscrupulous hands', submarine boats that will 'insure the peace of the world', and flying machines powered by electricity (116).

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