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From ancient practices to technological advancements

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What you will learn

  • Gain insight into the evolution of omens and oracles in ancient civilizations to the creation of forecasting via computer simulations, epidemiology, and GPS.
  • Explore text and images to better understand the process of building new technologies and medical practices.
  • Examine efforts to predict the future over recorded history.

How did explorers navigate the world before the creation of meridians? What does astrology have to do with modern computer simulations? How did a 19th-century doctor end an epidemic and create epidemiology as we know it today?

In PredictionX, learners will journey through the history of predictions and how the desire to uncover future events lead to the creation of a new world of creative technologies beyond our imagination. Learn how ancient practices led to technological advancements, generated modern conveniences, and gave humanity a glimpse of our own future.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Progress at your own speed
1 month
2 - 3 hours per week
Discounted price: $267.30
Pre-discounted price: $297USD
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Courses in this program

  1. HarvardX's PredictionX XSeries Program

  2. 2–5 hours per week, for 1 weeks

    Explore the history of navigation, from stars to satellites.

  3. An in-depth look at the 1854 London cholera epidemic in Soho and its importance for the field of epidemiology.

  4. 3–5 hours per week, for 1 weeks

    This course is an overview of divination systems, ranging from ancient Chinese bone burning to modern astrology.

Meet your instructor
from Harvard University (HarvardX)

Alyssa Goodman
Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy
Harvard University

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Discounted price: $267.30
Pre-discounted price: $297USD
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