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Published: 23 March 2017

184 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198735281

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The Future: A Very Short Introduction

Jennifer M. Gidley

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains the history of our conception of the future from the emergence of the theory of linear time in ancient Greece two and a half thousand-years ago, and looks at the way human beings have prophesied, foretold, predicted, and controlled the future
  • Introduces the exciting field of futures studies, spanning social, cultural, and environmental innovations, as well as technological advances, and dispels some of the common misconceptions about the field
  • Discusses the reality of multiple futures in a world of quantum possibility, and explores how we can become the creative agents of our desired futures
  • Part of the Very Short introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide