Journal of Futures Studies

The Megacrisis and the New Master Paradigm: Toward Shared Understanding

by Michael Marien

Introduction

I wish to thank Jose Ramos for agreeing to embark on this exercise, and I completely agree with his comment, once underway, that “futurists are more difficult to herd than cats.” And I would like to thank the 13 responders for their efforts, some thought-full, and some not fully thought out, in my view. This “may be the most significant conversation on the planet today,” as Richard Slaughter noted, but it is only a beginning of a more diverse “planetary conversation” that Anita Kelleher looks forward to seeing. It is sufficient, however, to indicate the sticky problem of shared understanding and “getting on the same page.”(continue…)

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084