Mostly Incoherent Ramblings on Tumblr sent me the following message:
I really enjoy your blog. The idea of futurism really interests me and seeing that you have a masters in the field I was wondering if there were any books on the matter that you would recommend to a bigger looking to get a sense of what futurism is all about. Thanks in advance.
I think that thinking about the future means understanding the past as much as possible and identifying new possibilities while being able to find assumptions and blind spots in thinking that can blind us to those possibilities. Here are a few of my favourites I have pulled off the bookshelf behind me and explanations about why I think they are important. I have posted them over at our long form blog because I think it is too extensive for a Tumblr post: