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The Visioneers
Author: Dr. W. Patrick McCray

ISBN: 9780691139838
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 20 November 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.5 x 3.2
Description:
Having been a cheerleader for the grand schemes recounted in this book, I'm happy to be a cheerleader for the book itself. It is accurate, thorough, and insightful. Since this century is certain to produce many new cadres of visioneers, the book will lend perspective on how best to critique and harness their dreams."

Stewart Brand, author of Whole Earth Discipline

"The Visioneers is an enthralling tale of visionaries fighting against the gravity of habit and convention, cajoling the rest of us to create a new and better future. It is at once compelling history and a reminder that if one aims high and far enough, even failures can lead to unintended society-changing successes."

Paul Saffo, managing director, Discern

"In The Visioneers, Patrick McCray introduces us to a host of innovators who pushed back against the language of limits. Their techno-enthusiast ventures, unfolding in the closing decades of the twentieth century, combined technical skill, bold speculation, and public-relations savvy. By tracing their inspirations, missteps, and unconventional networks, McCray offe...

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