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November 25, 2022

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Description

Explore the future through modeling, reading, and discussion in an open-ended seminar!

Our fields of interest will include changes in science and technology, culture and lifestyles, and dominant paradigms and societies.

Course Curriculum

  • The recent past and the near future Unlimited
  • Techniques in futurology Unlimited
  • Historigraphic theories: class struggle, cycles, and paradigm shifts Unlimited
  • Reading Questions Unlimited
  • Catastrophic change, power laws, and fractals Unlimited
  • Disasters and collapses: nuclear war, global warming, peak oil, bioterrorism Unlimited
  • The singularity Unlimited
  • World changing, revelations, and revolutions Unlimited
  • Future politics Unlimited
  • Society in motion Unlimited
  • Economics and demographics Unlimited
  • Reading Questions Unlimited
  • Describing the future Unlimited
  • Memetics Unlimited
  • Final project presentations Unlimited

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