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A Brief History of the Future

PBS’s thought-provoking series A Brief History of the Future returns with its fourth episode, “Once Upon a Time,” airing on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The episode delves into the fundamental role of storytelling in shaping our beliefs about what is possible and how it influences our lives, imaginations, and creativity.

Hosted by renowned futurist Ari Wallach, the series explores the impact of stories on our understanding of the world and our ability to envision and create a better future. In this installment, Wallach investigates the human capacity for empathy and compassion, the values we instill in artificial intelligence, and the need to build a better world for humanity to flourish.

The episode synopsis hints at a deeper exploration of storytelling as a compass for our actions and a catalyst for change. Stories have the power to expand our horizons, challenge our beliefs, and inspire us to create something new and needed. By examining the stories we tell and the narratives that shape our society, we can unlock the potential for positive transformation.

A Brief History of the Future takes viewers on a journey beyond the present, encouraging us to think bigger and imagine new possibilities. It challenges us to consider our role in shaping the future and the choices we can make to create a positive impact for generations to come.

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A Brief History of the Future: Once Upon a Time on PBS at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.


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