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The Future is Not What It Was – Carl Schwartz

The Future is Not What It Was – Carl Schwartz

 
 
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Looking into the future has always fascinated people. The earliest artifacts from Chinese pre-history are the inscribed “oracle bones”. We will look at three relatively recent eras, the 1890’s with writers predicting optimistic and hopeful times to come, the “between the wars” period culminating in the “World of the Future” theme of the New York World’s Fair, and the now ironic “post war” period, with its more sober predictions of “Silent Spring”, “1984”, and the various “limits to growth” including repercussions of global warming. Our challenge is to recognize and work to meet these challenges of the “future.” Speaker – Northlake Member, Carl Schwartz

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