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Imaginary Futures


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1. The Future Is What It Used To Be 2. The American Century 3. Cold War Computing 4. The Human Machine 5. Cybernetic Supremacy 6. The Global Village 7. The Cold War Left 8. The Chosen Few 9. Free Workers In The Affluent Society 10. The Prophets Of Post-Industrialism 11. The American Road to Cybernetic Communism 12. The Leader Of The Free World 13. The Great Game 14. The American Invasion Of Vietnam 15. Those Who Forget The Future Are Condemned To Repeat It References Index

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Richard Barbrook is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster. He is the author of Media Freedom (Pluto, 1995) and Imaginary Futures (Pluto, 2007).


'Barbrook has an amusing take on our distorted - if not delusional - relationship with technology, but his underlying point is serious: future visions of technology are used to distract us and also control us, and if we forget these imaginary futures, we are likely to repeat them' -- Guardian Unlimited
'A compelling, authoritative, and painstakingly documented narrative, Imaginary Futures traces the emergence of the computer era in the context of desperately competing ideologies, economics, and empires. This is a work of passionate and persuasive scholarship by a contemporary social theorist at the top of his game' -- Douglas Rushkoff, author, Coercion, Media Virus, Get Back in the Box.

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