Visions of the Future

Visions of the Future Visions Of The Future Is A Collection Of Stories And Essays Including Nebula And Hugo Award Winning Works In This Anthology, You Ll Find Stories And Essays About Artificial Intelligence, Androids, Faster Than Light Travel, And The Extension Of Human Life You Ll Read About The Future Of Human Institutions And Culture But These Literary Works Are Than Just A Reprisal Of The Classical Elements Of Science Fiction And Futurism At Their Core, Each Of These Pieces Has One Consistent, Repeated Theme UsContents Introduction Visions Of The FutureEssay By J Daniel BattThe Shoulders Of GiantsShortstory By Robert J SawyerGift Of A Useless ManShortstory By Alan Dean FosterLight And Shadow Skolian Short Fiction Novelette By Catherine AsaroLungfish ExistenceNovelette By David BrinThe Birth Of The DawnShortfiction By Nicole Sallak AndersonThe WeathermakersNovelette By Ben BovaLast Day Of WorkShortfiction By Douglas RushkoffI M A WhatShortfiction By Frank WhiteThe Listeners The ListenersNovelette By James E GunnThe Emperor Of Mars Near SpaceNovelette By Allen SteeleLunar OneShortfiction By Jasper T ScottMy Father S SingularityShortstory By Brenda CooperA Delicate BalanceShortstory By Kevin J AndersonMore Than The Sum Of His PartsShortstory By Joe Haldeman Lazarus RisingShortstory By Gregory BenfordUnit Shortfiction By Clayton R RawlingsPersistenceShortfiction By Keith WileyThe Boy Who Gave Us The StarS Shortfiction By J Daniel BattThe Etiology Of InfomaniaShortfiction By Chris Hables GrayWaterShortstory By Ramez NaamLooking Forward Dialogs With The ArtilectsShortfiction By Frank W SudiaTeleporterShortfiction By Jim TankersleyThe SpaShortfiction By Donald MacleanThe Automated OnesShortfiction By Hugh HoweyAfterword Visions Of The FutureEssay By David Brin

J Daniel Batt is a writer, teacher, designer, artist, creator of communities, listener, and explorer.He serves as Creative and Editorial manager for 100 Year Starship Jason creates visual engagement for 100 Year Starship programs and activities He is also the managing editor of the 100YSS Symposium Proceedings.He serves on the Advisory Board for the Lifeboat Foundation with their Religious Spir

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  • 685 pages
  • Visions of the Future
  • J. Daniel Batt
  • English
  • 13 August 2018

10 thoughts on “Visions of the Future

  1. says:

    A good anthology on the future of men I tend to buy anthologies and then read one or two stories and put them down I ended up reading stories in this anthology than I have ever read in any other So it must be good, right And the answer is yes So here are a few mini reviews of some of the stories, so you can get an impression of what is in there The Shoulders of Giants By Robert J Sawyer Story about humanity once again sending frozen people to the stars Sounds like same old at first but then gets a fun twist 4 Gift of a Useless Man By Alan Dean Foster A man hurtles through space and crashes on a small, empty seeming planet He s about to die and I was about to give up on this story when the actual story begins A fun re telling of a classic this time with telepathic space bugs 4 Light and Shadow By Catherine Asaro Story about a grieving, suicidal pilot and an AI who get to test a new plane with a fascinating concept for an FTL drive I did not stay to study the mathematical explanations of Riemann surfaces that came with the story but rest assured they are there 5 Lungfish By David Brin This is actually my first ever encounter with Brin Though I ve heard a lot about his Uplift universe This story is about humanity finally meeting von Neumann probes, about the reasons we so far haven t and of course the Fermi Paradox It is beautiful and still has me thinking Because the story ends just before the meeting and leaves much to the imagination about how it will go and what the Purpose of the waiting AI is 5 Water By Ramez Naam This one is reminiscent in style and world of his Nexus novels But here he explores what happens when the ad supported fremium business models enter our heads by way of implants It s all about a bottle of water and it s digital label I found this an incredibly fascinating look at what advertising is and does to us, and how invasive it can be come in an ever digital world 5 More than the sum of his parts By Joe Haldeman In this a man suffers a terrible accident and is rebuilt by the doctors with than a few cybernetic parts The story describes his progress of at first slow acceptance and then exhilaration as he is seduced by his new capabilities 5

  2. says:

    Seeing the FutureIs our Vision of the Future clear Can we see what is coming These selections certainly help us think through the possibilities To boldly go

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