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A History of the Future in 100 Objects

A History of the Future in 100 Objects

Adrian Hon

This is a great question to address in a book: What are the 100 objects that future historians will pick to define the 21st century? Adrian Hon, CEO of a games company, takes the view from the 2180s to find answers. On the book’s website, you’ll find almost half of the chapters freely available, so start diving into this «story of how we became more connected than ever before, with objects like Babel, Silent Messaging, the Nautilus-3, and the Brain Bubble — and how we became fragmented, both physically and culturally, with the Fourth Great Awakening, and the Biomes.»

Published in Weekly Filet #143