One way to understand what future events might await us is to develop elaborate, complete scenarios of what life might be like as a result of new designs, inventions, and technologies. It isn't enough to describe the potential technologies: the scenario must illustrate how it might be used in everyday life, examining the implications that result. The purpose of this note is to recommend two recent books that expand upon the genre: Adrian Hon's "A History of the Future in 100 Objects" and Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway's "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future"

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