Mankind and the Year 2000

V. Kosolapov

CONTENTS                   (Page)

In Lieu of an Introduction (7)

Chapter 1. THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION: ANOTHER UPHEAVAL IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, THE DAWN
OF A NEW CIVILISATION OR JUST ANOTHER CATALYST OF SOCIAL PROGRESS? (10)

The Impact of the Scientific and Technological Revolution and Pythagoras’ Motto (11)
Human Endeavour and Social Prognostication (28)

Chapter 2. CAPITALISM AS A MUSEUM PIECE (45)

The Future Accuses (46)
Bourgeois futurology—An Attempt to Solve the Problem “From the Other End” (62)

Chapter 3. COMMUNISM: FROM THE “GOLDEN AGE” DREAM TO SCIENTIFIC PREDICTION AND REALITY (105)

Dreams of the “Golden Age” (106)
Communism: Social Forecast and Reality (121)

Chapter 4. THE GOD OF WAR OUT OF WORK? (137)

The Antagonism of the Sword and the Ploughshare (139)
The Prophets of Nuclear Holocausts (141)
When Militarism Commits Suicide (145)

Chapter 5. LABOUR PROCESS IN THE FUTURE (148)

Labour, Creativity, Play and Hobby (148)
The Factory of the 21st Century (152)
Outer Space as an Area of Human Endeavour (171)
The Transport Revolution: Origins and Prospects (176)

Chapter 6. CULTURAL PRODUCTION IN THE FUTURE SOCIETY (181)

A Lesson Spanning a Lifetime (182)
The Information Industry as a Critical Branch of the National Economy (200)

Chapter 7. MAN AND THE UNIVERSE  (203)

Stages of Growth of the Human Race (203)
Nature and Man (212)
Is Mankind Alone in the Universe? (224)
The Greatest Value of the Future Society (230)


SOURCE: Kosolapov, V. Mankind and the Year 2000, translated by Y. Sviridov. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1976. (Russian: 1973) 236 pp. Contents, pp. 5-6. See also:

Chapter 5, Table 3: Forecasts of Future Trends in Space Exploration up to the Year 2030.
Chapter 5, Table 4: Trends in the Development of Transport Facilities.


On the Language of the Future by M. I. Isayev

Lukács on Futurology

Leon Trotsky on H. G. Wells as Philistine

Chapter VII: The Conflict of Languages
from Anticipations by H. G. Wells

Science Fiction & Utopia Research Resources: A Selective Work in Progress

Futurology, Science Fiction, Utopia, and Alienation
in the Work of Imre Madách, György Lukács, and Other Hungarian Writers:
Select Bibliography

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Marx and Marxism Web Guide


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