The Secret History of the Future

The Secret History of the Future

Slate

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Examine the history of tech to uncover stories that help us illuminate the present and predict the future. From the world's first cyber attack in 1834, to 19th century virtual reality, The Economist's Tom Standage and Slate's Seth Stevenson find the ancient ingenuity that our modern digital technology can learn from, and expose age-old weaknesses we are already on a course to repeat. Only by discovering what time has to offer can we really learn ...Read More
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Introducing: Thrilling Ta...

27 May 2020 | 21 mins 41 secs

Introducing: Thrilli...

27 May 2020 | 21 mins 41 secs

Introducing Cautionary Ta...

16 Dec 2019 | 37 mins 09 secs

Introducing Cautiona...

16 Dec 2019 | 37 mins 09 secs

Introducing What Next: TB...

26 Nov 2019 | 22 mins 52 secs

Introducing What Nex...

26 Nov 2019 | 22 mins 52 secs

S2E10: New Media, Old Sto...

04 Sep 2019 | 42 mins

S2E10: New Media, Ol...

04 Sep 2019 | 42 mins

S2E9: A Brief History Of ...

28 Aug 2019 | 36 mins 41 secs

S2E9: A Brief Histor...

28 Aug 2019 | 36 mins 41 secs

S2E8: Salvation In The Ai...

21 Aug 2019 | 37 mins 06 secs

S2E8: Salvation In T...

21 Aug 2019 | 37 mins 06 secs

S2E7: A Bug In The System

14 Aug 2019 | 36 mins 21 secs

S2E7: A Bug In The S...

14 Aug 2019 | 36 mins 21 secs

S2E6: Dots, Dashes, and D...

07 Aug 2019 | 36 mins 49 secs

S2E6: Dots, Dashes, ...

07 Aug 2019 | 36 mins 49 secs

S2E5: Mars on Earth

31 Jul 2019 | 37 mins 56 secs

S2E5: Mars on Earth

31 Jul 2019 | 37 mins 56 secs

S2E4: Meat and Potatoes

24 Jul 2019 | 39 mins 50 secs

S2E4: Meat and Potat...

24 Jul 2019 | 39 mins 50 secs

S2E3: Unreliable Evidence

17 Jul 2019 | 31 mins 37 secs

S2E3: Unreliable Evi...

17 Jul 2019 | 31 mins 37 secs

S2E2: Second Wind

10 Jul 2019 | 33 mins 46 secs

S2E2: Second Wind

10 Jul 2019 | 33 mins 46 secs

S2E1: A Familiar Tune

03 Jul 2019 | 43 mins 56 secs

S2E1: A Familiar Tun...

03 Jul 2019 | 43 mins 56 secs

Season 2 Trailer

26 Jun 2019 | 02 mins 33 secs

Season 2 Trailer

26 Jun 2019 | 02 mins 33 secs

10: Infinite Scroll

07 Nov 2018 | 41 mins 01 sec

10: Infinite Scroll

07 Nov 2018 | 41 mins 01 sec