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An Outline of Plans free pdf Excerpt from An Outline of Plans: For the for and Operation of Operation National Laboratory National Invention and Research Ray Long, editor of "The Red Book," in an editorial statement very aptly and concisely dwells upon the marvelous and wondrous advances made in invention: "We of this generation consider ourselves pretty broad-minded, but our great-grandchildren will think of us as narrow, unimaginative mossbacks. They will have the same sort of opinion of our outlook that we have of our great-grandfathers'. "It seems utterly ridiculous to us that anyone should have scoffed at Morse because he believed in the telegraph, or should have called the first steamboat 'Fulton's Folly, ' as our great-grandfathers did. Yet only twenty years ago we were poking fun at the airplane as a 'Langley's Folly.' "Our great-grandfathers would not have believed that in 1918 we would talk by long-distance telephone from New York to San-Francisco or that ships at sea would communicate with each other and with land by wireless. We refuse to believe that by our great-grandchildren's time it will be possible to communicate with Mars. "We can't realize that the time is near when one may encircle the world in a few days in a trans-continental airship or cross this continent in a very few hours in trains arranged like thermos bottles to keep out dust and cold and heat- but neither could our great-grandfathers believe that we would travel from New York to Chicago in 'steam cars, ' as they called them, in twenty hours, or from New York to San Francisco In four days, and have not only a private bedroom at our disposal, but a dining-room, bath, sun-parlor, barber, valet and business secretary as well. "What would you have said twenty years ago if some Mend had told you that by 1917 submarine warships would draw the United States into a war in which the whole world was involved and that one of the weapons expected from us by our European and Asiatic allies would be a fleet of twenty-five thousand airplanes? "Could your imagination, even ten years ago. have accepted that in 1918 battles would be staged five mites in the air and that giant guns - manned by gunners directed by aviators in 'planes equipped with wireless - would smash targets ten miles away, which the gunners could not see? "Professor Loeb and other scientists already have taken important steps toward the discovery of the secret of life, but we can't comprehend even now that by the time our great-grandchildren doctors may know how to create life and keep the human machinery going after it has run down. "Neither would our great-grandparents have believed that by now physicians would cure 'rheumatics' by treating the teeth or removing the tonsils, that they would transplant nerves, bones and blood-vessels, make new Jaws for wounded soldiers and conquer the terrible and fatal 'Inflammation of the bowels' by removing the appendix. "It may seem farfetched to us, but it should be perfectly true that by the year 2000 disease will have been banished from the earth. Such a boon is no more Impossible than was the Idea, a hundred years ago, that by now we would have driven smallpox. yellow fever, bubonic plague and typhoid from intelligent communities, and that the medical men of our time would find means to prevent lock-jaw and blood poisoning. "Impossibilities have become accepted realities with such amazing regularity since cur great-grandfathers' time that it Is a brave man who would dare to predict anything In human desire would be impossible by our great-grandchildren's day. "The best we can say is that we are living in the most wonderful period of history so far. We can't live to see the next century, but we can determine to live just as long In this one as possible." A patron of invention of today can have hardly any conception of what the future may bring forth in the way of furthering hu

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Author : Ernest Gilmore Gardner
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331719550
EAN : 9781331719557
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 56 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • An Outline of Plans free pdfAn Outline of Plans

    . Excerpt from An Outline of Plans: For the for and Operation of Operation National Laboratory National Invention and Research Ray Long, editor of "The Red Book," in an editorial statement very aptly