Friday, March 7, 2014

Futurist Friday: the future, as foretold in the past

Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi created a fabulous "map of time" for Brain Pickings, showing future events as predicted by famous novels. It includes a breakdown of the forecasts in these works of fictions into a kind of STEEP framework: environmental, sociological, travel-adventure, technological, scientific and political.  Besides being a beautiful and informative graphic (Edward Tufte would approve), it's a good way to add too your science fiction/futurist reading list.

Double click to enlarge image, or follow the link in the caption to read the original post (really, it's worth it).

A Visual Timeline of the Future Based on Famous Fiction

Key to the Time Map

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