Journal of Futures Studies

Good Sources of Weak Signals: A Global Study of Where Futurists Look For Weak Signals

by Elina Hiltunen

ABSTRACT

Weak signals are valuable tools when anticipating the future changes. They mean today’s information that can foretell the changes in the future. This article focuses on the good sources of weak signals. For this an international study was made where futurists were asked to list sources that they appreciate in finding weak signals. It appeared that futurist generally consider futurist, scientist and colleagues to be good sources for future oriented information. For spotting weak signals openness and dialogue is recommended.

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084