Crazy story: In 2006, housing officials broke into a north London flat only to discover the body of a young woman surrounded by a pile of half-wrapped Christmas presents, her television set still flickering away. Joyce Vincent was her name, and she had been dead for a long time. Like a really long time. Those presents? They were for Christmas 2003.
Dreams of a Life tells the story of a woman who was dead for three years before being discovered. A new online experience promoting the film asks participants to answer questions on life, friendship, and death.
Prediction is a dangerous game -- the future is never a straight linear extrapolation from the present. Unexpected innovations and events will conspire to trip up the best-laid plans -- but it's better than not thinking about the future at all. Futurist Richard Watson explores the future and innovation in this, the first chapter of his latest book Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years.