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The Secret History of the Future
Journey into the past, and you'll discover the secret history of the future. From the world's first cyberattack in 1834, to 19th-century virtual reality, The Economist's Tom Standage and Slate's Seth Stevenson examine the historical precedents that can transform our understanding of modern technology, predicting how it might evolve and highlighting pitfalls to avoid. Discovering how people reacted to past innovations can also teach us about ourselves.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 842 ratings
Informative, straight to the point, and absolutely fun.
Farah Hussain via Apple Podcasts · Saudi Arabia · 10/12/20
Fascinating and easy to follow
Listening to podcasts has become my way to have my own moment and space while riding out the pandemic at home with my family. I’ve learned that discovering new podcasts is very hit-or-miss. This podcast is a delightful find—each episode has a fascinating topic that is well-researched and...Read full review »
hColette via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/20
I hope there’s another season
Really well researched, interesting show! More please!
Flhfdzviggbn via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/22/20
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