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What can innovators today hoping to suck carbon dioxide out of the air to avert climate change learn from the chemists of the early 1900s? @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  investigate in "The Secret History of the Future"

What can innovators today hoping to suck carbon dioxide out of the air to avert climate change learn from the chemists of the early 1900s? @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  investigate in "The Secret History of the Future"

The first computer program was written in 1843 by Ada Lovelace, a mathematician. What can her work teach us about the pitfalls of programming? The Economist's @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  investigate in “The Secret History of the Future”

On The Secret History of the Future, @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  talk to a range of experts, including @space_enabled , about what Victorian-era polar exploration can teach us about space travel.

Do modern online dating apps have anything to learn from telegraph romances? In "The Secret History of the Future" podcast, The Economist's @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  of @Slate  unearth clues about the future that lurk in the past

Young people once wooed each other over the telegraph. But meeting strangers on the wires could lead to disappointment and even fraud—much like modern online romances. @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  explain in "The Secret History of the Future" podcast

What can Victorian polar expeditions teach us about space exploration? In "The Secret History of the Future" podcast, The Economist's @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  of @Slate  unearth clues about the future that lurk in the past

This week on The Secret History of the Future (with @TheEconomist ), we explore the question: What can modern online daters learn from 19th-century telegraph romances?

What can the polar expeditions of the Victorian era teach us about the next frontier of space exploration? @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  investigate in "The Secret History of the Future"

What can the polar expeditions of the Victorian era teach us about the next frontier of space exploration? @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  investigate in "The Secret History of the Future"

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Could we go back to wind-powered ships? @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  unearth curious tales hidden in the history of technology, and ask what they can tell us about the future, in "The Secret History of the Future"

"The Secret History of the Future"—our collaborative podcast with @Slate —returns tomorrow. Tune in to hear @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  examine the historical precedents that can transform our understanding of the modern world

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DNA profiling replaced fingerprinting as the forensic gold standard. But in assuming it is infallible, are we making a mistake? @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  investigate in "The Secret History of the Future"

For thousands of years we sailed cargo across the ocean using renewable wind energy. Then we switched to ships that run on oil. Could shipping return to natural power? Listen to "The Secret History of the Future"

For thousands of years we sailed cargo across oceans using renewable wind energy. Then we switched to ships that run on oil. Could shipping return to sustainable power? Listen to "The Secret History of the Future"

The world's first cyber-attack took place in 1834, when two traders subverted the French optical telegraph system. Hear the whole story, and how it relates to modern-day attacks, in this week’s episode of “The Secret History of the Future” podcast

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In 1969 an anthropologist showed a tribe in Papua New Guinea photographs of themselves for the first time. They were overwhelmed. Is social media creating a similar societal shift today? Listen to “The Secret History of the Future” podcast

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A seemingly magical machine caused a sensation across Europe in the 1780s. and discover how it set the stage for modern artificial intelligence, in the first episode of our new podcast "The Secret History of the Future"

A seemingly magical machine caused a sensation across Europe in the 1780s. and discover how it set the stage for modern artificial intelligence, in the first episode of our new podcast "The Secret History of the Future"

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