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Technology (Episode 1): The History of the Future Series

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This title is a part of the series The History of the Future Series

Catalogue Number:  AR158E
Producer:  Arcadia Entertainment Inc.
Subject:  Arts, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Studies, History, Religious Studies, Science, Social Sciences, Tech/Voc, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2008
Running Time:  21:37

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Science Fiction writers have an uncanny way of writing about what our future will look like, and for the most part, their fantasies become our reality.

Science Fiction genius H.G. Wells presented us with the possibility of traveling 800,000 years into the future in his first futuristic novel Time Machine. He evoked the futuristic spirit, still alive and well today, and found in our contemporary prophet Robert Sawyer. In this episode we travel through time to discover what is being predicted for the technology of our future. Will we finally have our flying car like in Back to the Future? Will The Jetsons Rosie the Robot soon be gracing our homes? Will we be given the opportunity to live forever or at least long enough to colonize other planets and make a comfortable living space for our ever increasing elderly population as described in Sawyer’s Science Fiction novel Mindscan. Only time will tell, but you may be surprised how close we have come to what science fiction authors predicted in the past, which begs the question, what are the possibilities for our future?

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