Big Futures: macrohistorical perspectives on the future of humankind

Author(s)

Voros, Joseph

Abstract

Big History brings us from the Big Bang to the present day. But it is in our nature to not merely seek to understand our past; it is also in our nature to try to comprehend the future and what may await us there. This chapter examines several macro-perspectives on the future, using the wide-angle lens of macrohistory, and will consider some of our potential futures, as well as our possible fate as a species.

Publication year

2017

Publication type

Book chapter (In press)

Source

The ways that Big History works: Cosmos, life, society and our future (Series title: From Big Bang to galactic civilizations: a big history anthology, vol 3) / Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinin and Andrey Korotayev (eds.)

Publisher

Primus Books

ISBN

9789386552242

Copyright

Copyright © 2017.

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