Journal of Futures Studies

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Futurewatch

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by Jennifer Coote Introduction The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, N. Carr, Norton, 2010, popularises some significant research into brain functioning. The mental habits we are learning as we use the Internet are altering our capabilities to read, and for thinking. New habits create new brain connections, while older established ones wither […]

Book Review: The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-limited World

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Leave A Comment »

by Stephen McGrail Introduction The Sixth Wave provides us with glimpses of a future in which the visions of “green-topia” and “digital-topia” (Inayatullah, 2007) are combined and realised by scientists and business. It is authored by an Executive Director of CSIRO (Moody), Australia’s peak scientific body, and a science journalist (Nogrady). The book is written for […]

Futurewatch

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Global Foresight, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote Introduction Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets, T. Lang, M. Heasman, Earthscan, 04. The food policy crisis /wars revolve around three dominant worldviews or paradigms. The Productionist features production-led monoculture supply-chains; Life Science Integrated is based on mechanistic, science-based interpretations of environment and health, treating food almost like a […]

On Becoming and Being a Futurist: An Interview with Wendell Bell

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Futures Education | Comments Off on On Becoming and Being a Futurist: An Interview with Wendell Bell

by Levelhead 753(Wendell Bell) Introduction This article is an enlarged and updated version of a paper first published in Italian in Futuribili 1, 1994, pp. 53-62. Wendell Bell wishes to thank Alberto Gasparini for permission to publish it here and Eleonora Barbieri Masini at whose invitation it was first written.(continue…) View PDF

Future Survey's Best Recent Books and Reports

August 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans | Comments Off on Future Survey's Best Recent Books and Reports

by Michael Marien Introduction Inevitable Surprises: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence Peter Schwartz. Gotham/Penguin, June 2003/247p. Chair of Global Business Network views surprises in the next 25 years as the norm, but many can be anticipated: the US as “rogue superpower” in a truly new world order, return of the Long Boom, major sci/tech […]

Future Survey’s Best Recent Books and Reports

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by Michael Marien Introduction Inevitable Surprises: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence Peter Schwartz. Gotham/Penguin, June 2003/247p. Chair of Global Business Network views surprises in the next 25 years as the norm, but many can be anticipated: the US as “rogue superpower” in a truly new world order, return of the Long Boom, major sci/tech […]

Futurewatch

February 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote Introduction S. Hope explores the roots and reach of tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty), a commonly-used Maori word, Political Science Vo 56/1, June 04, whose multiplicities of significant meanings aggravate the NZ political debate. He peels back the onion-like layers, using a rights based framework. Origins need to be identified to justify rights. While many […]

Futurewatch

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by Jennifer Coote Introduction M. Jaye et al examine the lessons for New Zealand farming from the UK outbreak of foot-and-moth disease. It would also impact on the national economy and society, since damage to exports and tourism is potentially far more devastating. Using ecological mapping, a projected epidemic is assessed for it distribution and also […]

Futurewatch

August 22nd, 2004  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote The Future of Australian Security Relationships R. Lyon, W. T. Tow, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, paper Dec 03, assess the shift in the Australia-US security relationship, from Australian selfreliance to an ever deepening co-operation, despite economic, political and international constraints. The alliance will remain crucial for Australia because of:- the […]

Futurewatch

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by Jennifer Coote Introduction The familiar structures which apparently make up our universe, from atoms to galaxies, say current physicists, take up barely 4% of the energy and matter around. The rest, called dark energy, is making the universe expand at an accelerating rate. Dark matter makes up about a quarter of this, but its character […]


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