Future Stories

Pages: 320
Subject: History
Imprint: Oneworld

Future Stories

What's Next?

David Christian

By looking to the past, can we imagine the next hundred years or even the end of time?
9780861543144 (16 Jun 2022)
RRP £20.00

The Book

What happens when we apply the principles of history to the future?

Which futures currently look most likely, both in the next century and billions of years from now? We cannot know the future, yet we have to prepare for it every day of our lives. When we cross a road and calculate how fast a vehicle is going, when a baby is born or we move to a new country, we employ ‘future thinking'.

Future Stories is an introduction to the strange world of the future and a guide to what we think we know about the future at all scales, from the individual to the cosmological. David Christian consults theologians, philosophers, scientists, statisticians and scholars throughout history as explores new ways of thinking about what lies ahead. By linking the study of the past much more closely to the study of the future, we can begin to imagine what the world will look like in a hundred years and consider solutions to the biggest challenges facing us all.

Additional Information

Subject History
Pages 320
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

David Christian is a distinguished professor of History at Macquarie University and director of Macquarie University's Big History Institute. He co-founded 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 on the history of the universe has been viewed more than twelve million times. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Origin Story: A Big History of Everything, which was a New York Times bestseller.