The Coming Years

Graph demonstrating Moore's Law showing that, over time, computer hardware has increased in speed.

Futurists believe that the exponential improvement in technology described by Moore's Law is leading to a technological singularity. (Image courtesy of Ray Kurzweil and Kurzweil Technologies, Inc. on Wikipedia.)


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Spring 2008



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Explore the future through modeling, reading, and discussion in an open-ended seminar! Our fields of interest will include changes in science and technology, culture and lifestyles, and dominant paradigms and societies.

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James Rising. ES.256 The Coming Years. Spring 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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