New Book: Visionary Histories

The Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University has recently published Visionary Histories, a book of twenty speculative essays about the future covering a range of topics, from AI and democracy to education, leisure, and the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 and other pandemics. The collection is by David J. Staley, a professor of history at The Ohio State University and a fellow at CSI’s Imaginary College, and it makes the case for the disciplined study of the future via the historical method. The book is free to download in various ebook formats, with PDF and print versions coming soon.