David Christian is a distinguished professor in history at Macquarie University in Australia and the co-founder, with Bill Gates, of The Big History Project, which has built a free online syllabus on the history of the universe and is taught in schools all over the world. He is also co-creator of Macquarie University Big History School, which provides online courses in big history for primary and high school students. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. He has delivered keynotes at conferences around the world including at the Davos World Economic Forum, and his TED Talk on the history of the Universe has been viewed over 7 million times.
David Christian's approach to understanding history can help all
of us learn to prepare for the future that lies ahead and the
big challenges facing humanity. -- Bill Gates
In this erudite and immersive study, Big History Project cofounder Christian (Origin Story) examines the science and history of "future thinking" and sketches what the distant future might look like... Christian lucidly explains complex scientific, philosophical, and historical concepts. The result is a stimulating look ahead. * Publisher's Weekly *