Because we know people used to believe with certainty that the universe revolved around the Earth, initially trashed Moby Dick, and had a complete misunderstanding of gravity, we know that future societies will look back at certain current beliefs as ludicrous. But we're really bad at accepting that and identifying the idea's possibilities. Pop culture critic, essayist, and author Chuck Klosterman theorizes about the assumptions that we hold that will one day look foolish and projects what the future will remember fondly in his new book, But What If We're Wrong?. Topics range from the entire basis of science being flawed to what rock musician will be remembered as the signifier of the genre in 500 years (hint: it's not the Beatles). The task isn't an easy one, because, as Klosterman states, "the future is a teenage crackhead who makes shit up as he goes along." The author heads to Elliott Bay Books to read from the book and undoubtedly field crazy hypothetical questions from the audience.
Jun 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM