Journal of Futures Studies

Concluding Reflections

April 27th, 2017  |  Published in Uncategorized

1. We Are All Mad Here

It is a strange new world in which we find ourselves, where down is up and what was outrageous is now merely normal. While bookshops sell out of George Orwell’s 1984 with Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World a close second, perhaps the best advice might be found in reaching for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Society was different then. The election of Trump in spite or because of his racism, his treatment towards women, his bullying and his poor grasp of policy means we are a different people now. His election has given permission for society to behave differently and to believe differently, ignoring convention and championing alternative facts. We can see the rules of the game have fundamentally changed (Ramos). So how might futures thinkers play a different game?[…]

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Journal of Futures Studies

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