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Fantasies of the future

We’ve always wondered what the world will look like in the future. But how accurate were our past prognostications? Even when the content of our imagination feels like science fiction, we cannot escape the pull of our own time and its biases.

Words by Alice White

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About the author

Alice White

Alice is a digital editor and Wikimedian for Wellcome Collection. Before joining Wellcome, she researched frogs, moustaches, psychiatry in World War II, and British science-fiction fans.