Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast

George SUTHERLAND (1855 - 1905)

This work from 1901 predicts what technological developments will manifest in the twentieth century. The author, a technical journalist, presents ideas for inventions and new developments in the areas of power, transportation, agriculture, mining, domestic applications, electronic devices, warfare, music, art, and news. Many have come to pass. All of them provide an interesting look into how the next century was imagined and what challenges were anticipated for the progress of society. -(Summary by A. Gramour)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 PREFACE Availle
00:11:34
Play 01 CH.1 INVENTIVE PROGRESS Availle
00:31:00
Play 02 CH.2 NATURAL POWER Esther
00:43:23
Play 03 CH.3 STORAGE OF POWER Esther
00:27:20
Play 04 CH.4 ARTIFICIAL POWER Esther
00:26:35
Play 05 CH.5 ROAD AND RAIL Tom Crawford
00:43:53
Play 06 CH.6 SHIPS Mike Okonek
00:28:29
Play 07 CH.7 AGRICULTURE Edith van der Have-Raats
00:31:30
Play 08 CH.8 MINING Esther
00:40:00
Play 09 CH.9 DOMESTIC Guero
00:31:11
Play 10 CH.10 ELECTRIC MESSAGES, ETC. Guero
00:24:14
Play 11 CH.11 WARFARE Stephanie Lee
00:18:06
Play 12 CH.12 MUSIC Kalynda
00:16:05
Play 13 CH.13 ART AND NEWS Amy Gramour
00:15:10
Play 14 CH.14 INVENTION AND COLLECTIVISM Amy Gramour
00:13:35