Humans are alone in the animal kingdom as worriers. We are the only ones who expend tremendous amounts of time, energy and resources trying to know and understand our futures before they happen. The Prediction Project is a coordinated investigation of the history of prediction, beginning with Ancient Mesopotamians reading signs in sheep entrails, and ending with modern computer simulations of climate, health, wealth, and the fate of our Universe.
What are the "four parts" of the Prediction Project?
As our project map shows, we like to think of The Prediction Project's content as arranged into four inter-connected parts: Essentials (ideas common across all predictive systems); Omens, Oracles and Prophecies (focusing mostly on systems with ancient origins); The Rise of Theory (associated with the rise of so-called "scientific" prediction); and Modern Prediction (focusing on the newest predictive systems).