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A History Of The Next 50 Years

In our new issue, we profile Bruce Bueno de Mesquita--who essentially maintains that mathematics can be used to predict the future. Of course, the...




In our new issue, we profile Bruce Bueno de Mesquita--who essentially maintains that mathematics can be used to predict the future. Of course, the notion of accurate prediction is always a compelling one. Fate, destiny, free will--it's all a rich tapestry.

Here's a look at a different kind of Futurism, Richard Watson's book Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years. In it you'll find all sorts of useful information--like this time line, which notes precisely when Google, neckties, and even death will become extinct.

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