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A New History of the Future in 100 Objects: A Fiction

Authors: Hon, Adrian
Publisher: MIT Press
BISAC/Subject: FIC040000, FIC028020
ISBN: 9780262360388, Related ISBNs: 0262360381, 0262539373, 9780262360388, 9780262539371
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 344,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A riveting imagined history looking back on the twenty-first century through one hundred of its artifacts, from silent messaging systems to artificial worlds on asteroids.

In the year 2082, a curator looks back at the twenty-first century, offering a history of the era through a series of objects and artifacts. He reminisces about the power of connectivity, which was reinforced by such technologies as silent messaging--wearable computers that relay subvocal communication; quotes from a self-help guide to making friends with "posthumans"; describes the establishment of artificial worlds on asteroids; and recounts pro-democracy movements in epistocratic states. In A New History of the Future in 100 Objects, Adrian Hon constructs a possible future by imagining the things it might leave in its wake.
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