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A Brief History of Predicting the Future [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Euin Cobb

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Book Description

This 20-page chronicle--written by an experienced futurist who has interviewed over 300 people for their opinion about the future--describes how predicting the future has changed many times through the centuries: from magic to science, and from science fiction to computation. This is a quick and lively romp designed to give the reader a taste of what futurology today is all about, and a feel for the long uphill climb it has made from its humble beginnings in the dawn of antiquity. (Approximately: 5,600 Words)

Section Titles -- The Future is Deep; The Far Future; The Near Future; From Ancient Magic to Scientific Causality; Science Fiction made the Future Fun; But then the Future Got Serious; Yes, the Future does Compute; The Future may get Weird; Just before it becomes Unimaginable; Transhumanists want you to be Better than Healthy; Virtual Living; End of the World; But not all Futures are Deadly or even Weird.

Product Details

  • File Size: 135 KB
  • Print Length: 19 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089QAEDU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,238,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 300 people for his work as an author, futurist, award-winning podcaster and magazine writer.

A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot Magazine, Humanity+ Magazine, Grim Couture Magazine and Port Iris Magazine; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine.

Since 2005 he has produced nearly 400 episodes of his weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today.

He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation.


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