Historian David Christian investigates what we can know about the future in this episode of our sister podcast, Found in Conversation.
When you get behind the wheel of a car, throw or catch a ball, change jobs, or move to a new country, you are making a series of predictions about what will happen next in your life and in the world. But what do we really mean when we talk about “the Future”? Is it something that is fixed or open? Can we genuinely know something about the world in twenty-five, fifty, or a hundred years? Are all predictions of the future equally likely to be right or wrong, and how can we make our predictions more accurate? Professor David Christian investigates.