The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think

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A bus sits on the roof of a building in Ogachi town in Miyagi prefecture on April 1, 2011. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty Images.)

Season 6, Episode 36

This week on Freakonomics Radio: what is truly inevitable? Stephen J. Dubner speaks with Internet pioneer Kevin Kelly about why we shouldn’t be afraid of the future and the folly of prediction.

Plus: why can’t we predict earthquakes?

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think,” “Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?” and “The Folly of Prediction.”

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