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The monstrous Black Hole that may be slowly dvouring out galaxy. LaTeX got this perfectly right thirty years ago, and in a manner even beginners could use; and this was pure public domain software anybody could adopt. Sigh —three lost decades…. Formatting quibbles aside, I'm as glad I bought and read this book as I was when I first bought it and read it all those years ago. If you want to experience not just what the future could have been, then, but what it can be, now, here is an excellent place to start.
The author's Web site is an essential resource for those interested in these big ideas, grand ambitions, and the destiny of humankind and its descendents. Posted at June 15, A Step Farther Out. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.
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We could still mine the asteroids. Indeed, it is easier to do now than it would have been when I wrote these essays.
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The unrelenting enmity of the Soviet Union has been replaced by other threats, some of them severe, but none comparable to 26, nuclear warheads. We have computers and the Internet.
There is free exchange of ideas throughout most of the world, and the information revolution relentlessly expands that area. We still face the threat of famine, but it is not as acute as it was in the times when these essays were written. We can still go to the planets.
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Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention pournelle future energy science space essays due kindle wrote perhaps human obviously articles jerry ideas today earth interest technology planets. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jerry Pournelle passed away earlier this year I realized how much his books had meant to me growing up; the fiction certainly, but more than those, this one book.
A book of apparently attainable dreams, of a world happy and wealthy, if only we had the nerve to make it.