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Journey into the past, and you'll discover the secret history of the future. From the world's first cyberattack in 1834, to 19th-century virtual reality, The Economist's Tom Standage and Slate's Seth Stevenson examine the historical precedents that can transform our understanding of modern technology, predicting how it might evolve and highlighting pitfalls to avoid. Discovering how people reacted to past innovations can also teach us about ourselves.

The Secret History of the Future Slate Magazine

    • Technology
    • 4.6, 60 Ratings

Journey into the past, and you'll discover the secret history of the future. From the world's first cyberattack in 1834, to 19th-century virtual reality, The Economist's Tom Standage and Slate's Seth Stevenson examine the historical precedents that can transform our understanding of modern technology, predicting how it might evolve and highlighting pitfalls to avoid. Discovering how people reacted to past innovations can also teach us about ourselves.

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4.6 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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Awesome hosts and podcast

Can believe anyone would give this awesome podcast fewer than five stars... can’t recommend enough to fans of history, culture, politics... a must listen.

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An app worth listening too with pod casts worth their weight in gold

I like the first podcast on technological historical timelines about a bunch of different scientific uses for technological devices with in depth insiders stories about inventors of technologies up and coming and olden days too. Be ready to use your thought processes for new and up coming scientific advancements in new viewed ways to be inventive to find new ways to create things with ancient plaster casters casting vertical plaster casts

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