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Futures Methods

Page history last edited by Bob-RJ Burkhart 9 years, 5 months ago

Futurology is the Wikipedia-privileged - but somewhat outdated name

for what is more frequently referred to in the last few decades as futures studies.

Futures studies is a transdisciplinary field focused on medium to long-term futures.

 

While the dominant methods of the sixties and seventies involved extrapolating present technological, economic or social trends, or by attempting to predict (forecast) future trends these methods have been superseded by critical/normative or preferred futures and civilisational or cultural/interpretive futures [1]. More recently two new approaches to futures studies have emerged: emancipatory/activist and integral/holistic futures[2][3]

 

WFS-Beta Archives Search results

C-7 Wiser Futures: Using Futures Tools to Understand and Create the Future

... will get practical advice on when and how to use powerful futures methods and tools to transform organizations and create preferred ... IAF will survey participants in advance to select several futures methods to experience in the workshop. Every participant receives a ...

Book page - swarner - 11/02/2009 - 11:17am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

 

Scanning The Future of Law Enforcement

... the future we prefer. This exercise also highlights how futures methods can yield insights into the decisions we must make today. ...

Members Only Page - ptucker - 07/20/2010 - 1:18pm - 0 comments - 1 attachment

 

C-1 Introduction to Futures Studies

... and useful ways. We’ll address futures thinking, futures methods, future events and issues, and planning and change management. ...

Book page - swarner - 04/23/2009 - 10:02am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

 

Constructing Alternative Futures: From Techniques to Processes

... and skills to make informed decisions to apply a range of futures methods to their countries and the specific challenges they face. The ...

Book page - swarner - 04/16/2009 - 10:05am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

 

What’s New in Future Methodology and in the State of the Future?

... Participants will gain a more complete spectrum of futures methods, how to use Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0, and an ...

Book page - swarner - 04/17/2009 - 7:45am - 0 comments - 0 attachments

 

What’s New in Future Methodology and in the State of the Future?

... Participants will gain a more complete spectrum of futures methods, how to use Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0, and an ...

Book page - swarner - 04/16/2009 - 9:52am - comments - 0 attachments


backcasting

 A method of forecasting or planning in which an event is posited ... explain how the posited future might actually come about.
Backcasting
offers a way to get a group to envision a desirable future ...

Book page - jcornish - 11/17/2008 - 2:46pm - 2 comments - 0 attachments

 

WFS Publications

... topics included in the volume are technological evolution, backcasting, scenario forecasting, evolutionary economics, ...

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Comments (1)

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 3:32 am on Oct 11, 2010

Revision as of 12:01, 15 October 2006 @ http://bit.ly/aLpgSC

>> Futurology is the interdisciplinary study of the medium to long-term future, by extrapolating present technological, economic or social trends, or by attempting to predict (forecast) future trends. It also includes normative or preferred futures, but the real contribution is to connect both extrapolated (exploratory) and normative research to explore better strategies. The best place to understand more about the process and practitioners is to look at Future Studies <<

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