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Profiles of the Future

by Arthur C. Clarke

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Publisher: Bantam

Pub year: 1964

Cover price: 60¢


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Cover tagline

The wonder world of tomorrow

Back cover text

These will be headlines in the next one hundred and fifty years!

Contact with extra-terrestrials

Artificial breeding of intelligent animals

Machines which can duplicate everything including themselves

Human immortality

No! This is not the world of science fiction! This is how we will actually live in the year 2100 A.D. when gravity will be controlled by man, when robots will probe the secrets of the earth's interior, when machines will be more intelligent than the most intelligent human beings!

This is the wonder world of the future as seen by Arthur C. Clarke, the distinguished author and scientist. Here is a brilliant, fascinating prediction of the next one hundred and fifty years of Man.

Profiles of the Future an amazing forecast of the most probable world of tomorrow based on the most sophisticated concepts of modern science and technology!

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Timetable for the future

1970—Manned lunar landing; translating machines.
1990—Fusion power; personal radiophones; landing on Mars.
2010—Weather control; robot mining vehicles exploring deep under the earth's crust.
2030—Mining the moon and planets; contact with extra-terrestrial intelligences.
2050—Gravity control; artificial breeding of intelligent animals.
2100—Actual meeting with extra-terrestrials; human immortality.

Profiles of the Future

A fascinating inquiry into the world of tomorrow

Arthur C. Clarke has a unique record as an extrapolator of the future. In 1945, he predicted the use of communication satellites for world television. In 1947, he correctly predicted that a rocket would land on the moon in 1959. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the author of many books, including The Exploration of Space, and a winner of the Kalinga Prize, given by UNESCO for the popularization of science.