Journal of Futures Studies

Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise

Australia’s Potential Internet Futures: Incasting Alternatives Using a New Technology Images Framework

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Political and Policy Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Australia’s Potential Internet Futures: Incasting Alternatives Using a New Technology Images Framework

by Alex Burns & Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT Australia’s Federal Government announced the National Broadband Network (NBN) in 2009. NBN’s current roll-out is scheduled for completion in 2021, with market forecasts estimating optical fibre overtaking DSL broadband connections in about 2015. This paper provides a timely contribution to more critical and expansive analysis of potential Australian internet futures. […]

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 […]

Designing 2050: Imagining and Building a Global Sustainable Society

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

by Peter Ellyard Introduction This essay describes the already-in-progress transformation of 21st century society into a global sustainable society and a set of proposals to help consolidate this future. The essay is in three parts and ten sections. The first part is a discussion about a current thinking about sustainability, and summarizes current trends and probable […]

Energy Futures for The Long-Term

November 7th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Energy Futures for The Long-Term

by Graham T.T. Molitor Introduction Controlled thermonuclear fusion, holding the potential for unlimited energy needs, will usher in a New Atomic Age. Based on virtually limitless hydrogen, this key energy sector stands on the threshold of becoming another job and revenue generating mainspring of advanced economies. Hydrogen constitutes 76% of all mass in the universe and […]

Portfolio Approach and/or Firm Approach? Remarks on Futures of Strategic Bank Management

November 7th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Portfolio Approach and/or Firm Approach? Remarks on Futures of Strategic Bank Management

by Jyh-Horng Lin, Shin-Heng Pao ABSTRACT Continuing technological progress will both foster international economic integration and remove some of the traditional obstacles (such as time and distance) to global bank. A predictable prediction about bank management is that the focus has been shifting to noncooperative game theoretic models of strategic behavior. Currently, most theories of bank […]

Anticipatory innovation

November 7th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Social and Community Development Foresight, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Anticipatory innovation

by Jose M. Ramos ABSTRACT This article examines the role of innovation in society, arguing that a failure of foresight in the practical design and development of innovations has been a significant causal factor in the crisis of global un-sustainability. It questions flawed assumptions about the nature of ecological and social change processes, and the worldview […]

Tomorrow’s Company – Bicycle, Frog, Puddle or River?

February 9th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Company – Bicycle, Frog, Puddle or River?

by Elizabeth Hagiefremidis Abstract It is becoming more and more evident that the prevailing business worldview of short-term gain and the machine-like model of ‘command and control’ is no longer viable. It has become unsustainable and ineffective, especially in human and environmental terms. Most of the problems that contribute to this breakdown point to a lack […]

Tomorrow's Company – Bicycle, Frog, Puddle or River?

February 9th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Comments Off on Tomorrow's Company – Bicycle, Frog, Puddle or River?

by Elizabeth Hagiefremidis Abstract It is becoming more and more evident that the prevailing business worldview of short-term gain and the machine-like model of ‘command and control’ is no longer viable. It has become unsustainable and ineffective, especially in human and environmental terms. Most of the problems that contribute to this breakdown point to a lack […]

Future Life Forms among Posthumans

November 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Global Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Future Life Forms among Posthumans

by José Luis Cordeiro Introduction   (continue…)   View PDF

Futurewatch

February 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Global Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Media, Communications and Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote Introduction   (continue…)   View PDF


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ISSN 1027-6084