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Source:
A Timeline Of Future Events
Jane Hu
The Awl, August 8th, 2012
http://www.theawl.com/2012/08/a-timeline-of-future-events

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One Response to “Visual Timeline of Historical Futures”

  1. Very cool! As a fan of future oriented fiction it provides a handy reference.

    Its a huge field and naturally couldn’t be complete… but for me there’s one important omission:

    “Earth” by physicist and author David Brin… written about 1980. The story takes place in the mid-21st century and its predictions regarding the near future are right-on… especially failures in the monetary system (he has a metaphor regarding an “Helvetian War” whereby the cyber-revolution and transparency lead to a global confrontation).