Future Stories by David Christian audiobook

Future Stories: What's Next?

By David Christian

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781465454430
10.90 Hours 1
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    Available on 06/07/2022

    ISBN: 9781980067467

The New York Times bestselling author of Origin Story turns his attention to the future of humanity — and how we think about it — in this ambitious, interdisciplinary book. Every second of our lives, we have to cope with an unknowable future. How do we do this? And why do we, like most living organisms, manage this impossible challenge quite well ... at least most of the time? David Christian, the historian and New York Times bestselling author of Origin Story, is renowned for his pioneering "big history" framework. But with Future Story, he turns his sharp analytical eye to the future, offering a unique and accessible guide through what we think we know about future thinking and about the future itself. With fascinating explanations of the various ways living things understand and plan for the future, plus detailed explorations of the future of evolution, humanity, artificial intelligence, interstellar travel, and beyond, Future Story teaches us how to think creatively and intelligently about the future — and paints an unusually thoughtful and science-backed picture of what's to come.

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Summary

The New York Times bestselling author of Origin Story turns his attention to the future of humanity — and how we think about it — in this ambitious, interdisciplinary book. Every second of our lives, we have to cope with an unknowable future. How do we do this? And why do we, like most living organisms, manage this impossible challenge quite well ... at least most of the time? David Christian, the historian and New York Times bestselling author of Origin Story, is renowned for his pioneering "big history" framework. But with Future Story, he turns his sharp analytical eye to the future, offering a unique and accessible guide through what we think we know about future thinking and about the future itself. With fascinating explanations of the various ways living things understand and plan for the future, plus detailed explorations of the future of evolution, humanity, artificial intelligence, interstellar travel, and beyond, Future Story teaches us how to think creatively and intelligently about the future — and paints an unusually thoughtful and science-backed picture of what's to come.

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Editorial Reviews

“A clarion call for us to see the past and the future together—across multiple scales—and to act for the future of our planet." Marnie Hughes-Warrington, author of History as Wonder

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Author Bio: David Christian

Author Bio: David Christian David Christian is a distinguished professor in modern history at Macquarie University in Australia and the co-founder, with Bill Gates, of The Big History Project, which has built a free online syllabus on the history of the universe that unites different disciplines and is taught in schools all over the world. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. He has given keynote talks at conferences all over the world, including Davos and TED, where his talk 'The history of our world in 18 minutes' has been viewed over seven million times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English