23 Jan 2020

Futurology, History, and dangers of predictions

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:20 pm on 23 January 2020

Futurology is a discipline which attempts to predict the future based on scholarly research rather than crystal balls.  History is a discipline which attempts to analyse the past based on scholarly research.  Should a historian ever venture into the world of futurology?  As a historian, Dr Grant Morris from Victoria University will attempt to predict the historical importance of a few major events that occurred in 2019 and demonstrate why historians should not try to predict the future.

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