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The Redesign of Tomorrowland

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Enjoy an array of amusement park attractions (themed for Disney World) and discover a host of new paradigms that are set to go mainstream.
BACK COVER - "The world of tomorrow exists today, but only for those who can spot the true experts." ... And never before in human history has it been so crucial to spot these experts sooner rather than later. You see, "progress" is acce
Paperback, 94 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by L.N. Smith Publishing (first published December 28th 2009)
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Jul 05, 2014 Al rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-2014
I’m not sure what to make of this book starting with the most basic (what genre is it) and continuing on to the actual content. The author calls it literary fiction, but it could just as easily be called science fiction, speculative fiction, maybe even fantasy, although it doesn’t fit what a reader would expect to find in any of those all that well either. I think there is even a case to be made for calling it non-fiction (not 100% of every non-fiction book is literally true, right?)

The premise
I love books with crazy, "Let's think outside the box, but first let's reinvent the box" type ideas, and this is definitely one of those. The general conceit of the book is that it is a redesign of the "Tomorrowland" area of Disney World with attractions that showcase the author's ideas -- a concept that makes a little sense at the beginning, but works less and less well as the book goes on.

This book is a little too short to give the ideas the author presents a just airing. There is one part abo
I will be honest...I was a wee bit skeptical of this book when I first took a glance at its description. After some correspondence with the author, I was impressed with is generosity and willingness to share his work wit us.

I love to read and research issues that force one to stretch their mind and think outside of the box. I feel that it is vital that we as a society need to question all that is around us and explore all options and perspectives available to us. This nation has become so accust
Aug 05, 2016 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2013
This book imagines what the future of Tomorrowland will look like at Disney World. Actually, the book is more of a "Day in the life..."-type read, which does well in capturing the narrative established.

Many of the ideas are ingenious. I particularly enjoyed the part about the new concession stand and the story behind the Grand Prix.

Still, I felt this book lacked polish. There were several times political statements were intertwined with the narrative that felt out of place. There is nothing wro
Apr 29, 2012 Tasha rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from the author.

A book about the modern world and the possible paths we could take. This book made me feel scared and optimistic at the same time, but mostly it made me think. I would like to live in the world advocated by the author, but sometimes I think it's not possible. I hope I am wrong.

I enjoyed this read quite a bit. Chapter 9 was my favorite. I plan to read L.N. Smith's other books. I'm not a very good reviewer, and I hope he doesn't regret giving me this b
Shane Cormier
Nov 15, 2011 Shane Cormier marked it as to-read
Wow this looks like a great book. Id love to win it but if I dont or even if I do Im getting the hardback of it. Id love to see the authors view of tomorrow with Disney in mind.
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In this world of credentialed experts, the author, L.N. Smith, is not one of them. In fact, his credentials are so unconvincing that he has chosen to publish under a humorous pen name instead of his real name. "L.N. Smith" is actually the abbreviation for a phrase that sets up a joke. (The clues to the full name are in Sunrise Over Disney.) Only time will tell if the joke is on him or on today's " ...more
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