Alyssa Goodman at Dent 2018 on "The Past and Present of the Future"

From the 2018 Dent Conference in Napa, California, here's a talk by Alyssa Goodman on "The Past and Present of the Future."

Since the dawn of time, humans have tried to predict their own futures.  From Mesopotamians methodically seeking signs in the entrails of sheep to modern climate simulation, societies have built specialized systems to divine tomorrow’s reality.  At Dent 2018, Alyssa focused on how predictive systems have evolved over time—and on why humans are so interested in what lies ahead.