Category Archives: Foresight Studies, Methodologies, and Insights

foresight studies — mitigating the discounted future?

Various authors have hypothesized that a “discounted future” is often pivotal in turning individuals to terrorism and nations to war.  For example, Rishi notes in his article that “The refugee students, brought up in a totally male society, not only … Continue reading

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instantaneity — the route to success?

Do you agree with Vedin that instantaneity might be the route to success – short-term orientation, intuition, etc.? Why or why not?

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cycles of change — new cycles vs. old

In the present era of rapid and accelerating change, in what ways will cycles of the future resemble those of the past? In what ways will they differ?

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transcending limitations

People tend to interpret events in terms of their past experience. In addition to qualitative models, how can people – especially futurists – transcend that limitation?

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new methodologies — and the qualitative side

In her article, Daheim observes that the technology-centred perspective is giving way to a more holistic perspective and that there is new interest in combining qualitative methods with the established statistical, metric-based, and other quantitative ones – not only in Germany … Continue reading

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foresight studies — exclusive realm of large companies?

Tuvée observes that (at least in France) future studies are primarily the realm of large companies that have the time and financial resources to commit to them. In 2015, will more small companies in your country conduct or utilize future … Continue reading

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