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Length: 19 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 135 KB
  • Print Length: 19 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089QAEDU
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Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, columnist, magazine writer, futurist, and award-winning podcaster.

A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot Magazine, HumanityPlus 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.

Stephen has spoken to over 150 audiences at 30 conventions. He has lectured, participated on discussion panels (often moderating the panels because of his experience conducting interviews), and assisted in teaching workshops about how to write with greater clarity and power.

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.

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

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An short essay detailing the various ways that future prediction has been performed, from magic systems such as i-ching and horoscopes to the more modern uses of big data and trend analysis. Stephen Cobb is careful to point out the problems any method of future prediction inherently has. I enjoy his insights into a fascinating subject matter.
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By Ricky Kimsey on May 29, 2015
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This e book is a short essay about predicting the future. He offers the reader many possible futures that range from the positive to the down right scary.
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