Visionary Histories


Yellow cover with delicate white circles nested in each other to look like a tunnel with the words Visionary Histories David J. Staley

Visionary Histories

When someone says they want to know the future of something, what they are really saying is they want to know what the state or behavior of some complex adaptive system is going to be at point n in the future. Visionary Histories makes the case for the disciplined study of the future via the historical method, arguing that historians are well-positioned to anticipate the possible future behaviors of a wide variety of systems.  

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