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Inventing The Future

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Published 1964 by Penguin BooksSecker & Warburg
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Chris Beiser
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Gabor’s is one of the earliest uses of the phrase “Inventing the Future.” He puts it’s first use, in the endnotes, as occuring in an issue of “Encounter,” the CIA psyop magazine, by a friend of his.

This book has about one good chapter. The rest is pretty racist, and very concerned with the malthusian “population bomb.”
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Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting book from a scientist writing for a popular audience. Needs to be read in context of its time - when Cold War and eugenics were prominent themes. Some arguments about leisure and overpopulation still relevant today. Gabor's enthusiasm for science fiction adds to enjoyment as well.
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