HIS 106 The History of the Future
Only available through the Summer Institute. Human societies have been guided historically, in part, by the ways their members envision the futures that lie before them. As a result, select individuals throughout the ages have attempted to visualize–even predict–how life, technology, and society generally will look in times to come. While these visions have rarely proven accurate, each gives us unique, revealing glimpses into how peoples of the past understood themselves and their present circumstances. This course examines the development of ideas about the future throughout human history, placing particular emphasis on the modern age and the context of the United States. 1 hour(s).
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