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Imagining What Comes Next, In 'Future Rising'

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The future is here. Or it will be, in a second.

The culture of our time thinks a lot about the future, at least when it comes to entertainment. Star Trek is just one of many imagined futures, while the real one moves closer all the time.

Andrew Maynard gets paid to think about the future, teaching at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University and running the Risk Innovation Lab. He takes us back to the Big Bang and ahead to possible futures in his book Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.

We discuss human responsibility in both envisioning the future and making the visions take shape.

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