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Unit: 10. The Future

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What does 13.8 billion years of history tell you about yourself? How does knowing so much about the past change the way you think about the future? These may be the most important questions Big History asks. How would you answer them? Big History is an unfinished story. In our final unit, you’ll put together everything you’ve learned so far about the past and use it to consider the future. What do you think life will be like in 10 years? In 50? In 100? How will we humans use innovation to meet our growing energy needs with limited natural resources? How will we balance complexity and fragility with sustainability? What role will you and your peers play in shaping the future? What will be the next major threshold of increasing complexity?