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

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  History Future Now has been turned into a hardback, with previously unpublished articles.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

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

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

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

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

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...