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The Future of Text I

Exploring possible futures of text.

Open Access PDF

The Future of Text in PDF is available to download for free (no cost, all rights are retained). The PDF edition is optimised for reading in the Augmented Text ‘Reader‘ macOS application but can also be read in any modern PDF viewer. Why PDF?


ISBN: 9798556866782

Hard Copy & Archival

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EPUB is also available.


A .liquid document is also available for download and use. This is the native document format for our macOS word processor Author, where we edit this work currently. We did not use Author for volume 1, we used Adobe InDesign, so this .liquid file does not include images or the timeline. It is included here for experimental use, since this document is a wrapper of useful metadata of JSON etc. for use in Metaverse/AR/VR.

The Future of Text Volume 1.liquid

The Book In 24 seconds

For fun, here is the book in video form. You can actually read it if you make the video full screen and go through it frame:


If you have any questions email the editor Frode Alexander Hegland : This is a passion project and I’m passionate about improving the book where possible.


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All articles are © Copyright of their respective authors. This collected work is © Copyright ‘Future Text Publishing’ and Frode Alexander Hegland 2020-2023.