Magazine article The Futurist. In the first half of the twentieth century, H. Wells was considered one of the leading intellects of the day. He influenced the director of the day.
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Wells at the age of He later called the book, which became a bestseller, "the keystone to the main arch of my work. Taking the revolution in transport facilitated by the "mechanical revolution" as his point of departure, Wells told readers they were living through a reorganization of human society that would alter every dimension of life. An academic biographer has described the degree of accuracy of Wells's predictions as "certainly phenomenal. Anticipations was "Wells's first non-fiction bestseller. Proposing to forecast "the way things will probably go in this new century," Wells's point of departure is "the probable developments and changes of the means of land locomotion during the coming decades. Wells predicts that "new motor vehicles " will lead to trucks, cars "motor carriages" , and buses "the motor omnibus" that will be "segregated" from horse traffic on " special roads " competing with railways.