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Archive: January 2014 (2 Posts)

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Reflections on the World of Tomorrow: Science, Carl Sagan, and Different Conceptions of the Future

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

Our ideas about science and technology play an important role in how we imagine the future. Does new technology directly improve society? Or is it more complicated than that. We can look at a series of items from the new online collection Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond to explore how Carl Sagan’s ideas developed and changed on this topic over time.