Brave New Futures
(Brave New Futures)

Course Description: (audience: Students) In this six-week course, we will navigate the world of modern technology, and examine both its benefits and its challenges to humanity and nature. We will also read Aldous Huxley’s short novel “Brave New World” in its entirety, and we will consider if he predicted the future correctly or not. The field of “Futures Studies” from the social sciences will also be introduced as we attempt to foresee upcoming technological and historical trends.