(3/3) Mind-travel to the future: How to get better at it

So, this is our last in a triptych of blog posts exploring the psychology of how we imagine the future.

The first, published two days ago, sheds light on the psychological and social processes of thinking about what is to come.

Yesterday we zoomed in on the mistakes that creep into this process, and illustrated how these fallacies distort our vision of the future.

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at a futuristic vision of 2001 as imagined in 1900, and explore what the author got right, why most of his recommendations missed the mark, and how all of this can inform our current imaginations of the future in a hundred years’ time.

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