All tagged Imagination

Victorian Visions of the Future Say a lot about the Power of our Assumptions

Victorian visions of the future, in artists like Jean-Marc Côté and writers like Jules Verne, we see the tension between peering into the future, while embracing assumptions about how behaviour in our present will continue onward in time. If psychological research suggests that our imagination for the future is anchored in the same mechanisms that provide our memories of the past, perhaps we unable to escape the assumptions of our time. In the end, we may find the most interesting visions of the future by deeply understanding our past and present, in order to project forward how current behaviour might evolve and change over time. Thus, it is out of the seeds of the past and present that the futures emerges. Christopher Roosen Explores.