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Journey into the past and you'll discover the secret history of the future. From the world's first cyber-attack 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

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    • 4.7, 198 Ratings

Journey into the past and you'll discover the secret history of the future. From the world's first cyber-attack 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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

yakgirl52 ,

Seriously Good! More Please!!

This podcast is fantastic - I love the connections made between the past and the now/future. We like to think our modern problems are unique, but as this podcast demonstrates so well, that just ain't so. Now if only we could figure out how to get many many many more people to listen and learn!

Dogsbeout ,

So Good

Extremely interesting and well produced. Can’t wait for season 2.

Moptopmuz ,

Well done!

This is my new fave podcast. Love the perspective they share and more importantly...love learning new material in a fun way.

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