13 December 2006 (Wednesday)ps: Colin Steele is from the future, having the character "Captain Colin Steele USN", named after him in John Birmingham's Axis of Time Trilogy of novels. I was promised an aircraft carrier but missed out ;-(
Time 6.00 PM - Venue: Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula
Colin Steele on "The future isn't what it used to be"
Colin will overview prophecies and predictions from the last two hundred years and examine the accuracy of those forecasts in areas such as technology, politics, economics, and societal change. History is littered with false prophecies and ill-fated predictions but this has not prevented the rise of futurologists and think-tanks on the one hand and fortune tellers, seers, and psychics on the other.
A concluding segment will cover predictions for the 21st century from some of today's science fiction writers, a group that has been more successful than most in the past in predicting the future ...
From: Events, Canberra Skeptics, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Steele Yourself for the Future, 13 December, Canberra