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Future war and superweapons, the perceptive fantasies of Albert Robida

Jacques Richardson (Member of foresight's Editorial Board)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 23 October 2007

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to compare the projections of future war by a talented illustrator with the true materialization of conflicts.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper traces Albert Robida's sequential narrative, using a selection of imaginative pictures to demonstrate the artist's range of anticipation.

Findings

The paper finds that the illustrator's visualization proved to be uncanny in its accuracy of projection.

Originality/value

Robida managed to be not only well ahead of his time; the accuracy of his foresight was largely exact from the point of view of feasible technology.

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Citation

Richardson, J. (2007), "Future war and superweapons, the perceptive fantasies of Albert Robida", Foresight, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 61-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680710837316

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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