Future stories: Evolution, AI and interstellar travel

Every second of our lives - whether we're looking both ways before crossing the street, celebrating the birth of a baby, or moving to a new city - we must cope with an unknowable future by telling stories about what will happen next. Where is the future, the place where we set those stories? Can we trust our future stories? And what sort of futures do they show us? Join historian and bestselling author David Christian as he offers an introduction to the strange world of the future.

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David Christian is a Professor Emeritus at Macquarie University, where he was formerly a Distinguished Professor of History and the director of the Big History Institute. He cofounded the Big History Project with Bill Gates, and has delivered keynotes at conferences around the world, including the Davos World Economic Forum. His TED Talk has been viewed more than twelve million times, and he is the author of numerous books and articles, as well as the New York Times bestseller Origin Story.


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