Happy 12,017 Human Era!

For many of us today is 1 January 2017 AD or CE.  AD stands for Anno Domini – the year of our Lord – and is a direct reference to how many years after Jesus Christ was born. Naming years linked to years of a particular reign of a monarch or emperor was very common throughout history.  It was Charlemagne who was responsible for creating More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Why I am voting to Remain in the EU on Thursday

I will be voting Remain tomorrow. This is why. I love being part of the EU and our lives have been enriched by being part of it. I like having people from all over the EU coming to live in the UK.  I like the More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, February 1st, 2016
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History Future Now – the book – available on Amazon

  History Future Now has been turned into a hardback, with previously unpublished articles.    It is available to buy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Lulu. Amazon buyers can click here: Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Amazon.ca Barnes More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Age Reduction FX from foton – amazing to watch

History Future Now is as fascinated with the future as with the past.  Sometimes we see something astounding: this is footage from a company called Foton Inc, which can “Photoshop” moving images.  Photoshopping More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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How To Make Sure The Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are – Mohamed A. El-Erian – The Atlantic

Everybody is writing about the youth unemployment crisis and has a series of prescriptions to cure the problem.  Writing in The Atlantic, Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, one More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born | Apple – CNET News

A few weeks ago, History Future Now wrote about rare earths and the transfer of power from China (see article: Rare earth metals, China and the transfer of power).  CNet has an article about this with videos of More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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History, Future. Now. Podcasts are now available

History, Future. Now. has started a series of podcasts, highlighting the most popular articles that have been commented on over the past few weeks. This is a great way to help put current events into a historical More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Taxi and bus drivers beware: Google cars will take your jobs

Google’s self driving cars are about to move out of the shadows and into the limelight following a major new victory in California as the senate there passed a bill favouring autonomous vehicle operation on More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Flying cars – are they finally, really coming?

People have been fantasising about flying cars for over a hundred years. It is easy to understand why: on the ground they provide convenience and safety; in the air they travel from point to point at speed and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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How the future will look like – 1899 perspective on 2000

Gizmodo shows off a series of pictures of what French futurist Jean-Marc Côté and other artists thought the world would look like in 2000, from the perspective of the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.  Click on More...