Welcome to the Future!

The Prediction Project creates, collects, and curates materials documenting and analyzing how humans have predicted their futures over time. The materials are presented online at this web site, PredictionX.org, point to the many avenues where the materials are already used: a set of modular "courses" on edX; a Freshman Seminar at Harvard; and a GenEd course at Harvard. In the future, the project will expand to include a book, museum exhibits, and potentially a documentary series. Prof. Alyssa Goodman is the leader of the project, which now includes the work of, and interviews with, 30 other faculty from across Harvard's schools and Departments.

You might want to start with The Framework for Predictive Systems in order to better understand the Prediction project's pedagogy. From there, you will find resources related to specific parts of PredictionX (such as The Diviner's Guide and The Tools of the Navigator in Lost Without Longitude).

To get a good idea of what the full PredictionX effort at Harvard is about, and how it started, try watching one of Professor Goodman's talks on the project (see "Talks+" tab above.)