Futures in literature from the past by Nathan Yau.
Another very graphic post that merits your attention. In part because of the visualization and Nathan’s suggestions about it. How would you recast the data?
But in a topic map context, how would you represent past projections about the future, both when the future is the present, but also against other projected futures?
I ask because the “Dark Ages” weren’t called that at the time. And in fact, they were a fairly lively time of invention and innovation.
The term was coined in the Renaissance to distinguish their “enlightened” civilization from the “dark” times between them and the fall of the Roman Empire.
It is an old trick but none the less effective for being an old one.
Recent political elections offered a number of examples that will be recognized as such in the fullness of time.