// one of Australia's best-known Science Communicators and Futurists

From Crystal Ball to Silicon Chip

Predicting the Future examines a wide range of techniques and procedures which have been used through the years in attempting to predict what will happen next.

These techniques include crystal ball gazing, composing and playing jazz music, preparing game plans for sporting contests, analysing the stock market, and preparing a weather forecast.img deanehutton wideprofile6

Clairvoyants teach us to trust out intuition; music suggests the development of an individual style or motif; sport emphasizes the need for flexible strategies; the stock market advocates technical analysis; and the weather forecaster shows the need for using many sources of information.

Deane shows that with careful application of new technologies and communication devices, we can predict the future by creating it!