In the 1980s we gave up the future. When we look ahead now we imagine economic collapse, environmental disaster and the zombie apocalypse. But what if we’re wrong? What if this bleak outlook is a generational quirk and we do have a future after all? John Higgs takes us on an entertaining journey, examining the hype and headlines to discover why we shouldn’t trust the predictions of science fiction and why nature is not as helpless as we assume. We learn how, despite all the horrors and instability we face, we can build a better future.
The Future Starts Here, Saturday 16 November, 10:00-11:00
John specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture which can change the way we see the world. His aim is to write “like Bill Bryson but with a more adventurous sense of what is interesting.”