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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.


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  • 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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More About the Author

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast "The Future And You." He is also a game designer, artist, essayist, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation.

A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine, he also writes for Robot Magazine, H+ 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.

As host of "The Future And You" he has interviewed over 300 authors, celebrities, researchers and pioneers-of-the-future as to what growing trends they have observed which are creating the future we are all going to live in.

He has invented several games, the most famous being "Death Stacks" for which there is an annual tournament held each summer in Charlotte NC at the SF&F convention ConCarolinas. His hobbies include astronomy (he has a 10.1 inch Dobsonian-mounted Newtonian telescope), handwriting analysis and drawing in charcoal and pastels.

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