Futurists in Australia

by Ryota Ono


In the country where the author lives and works, few people have heard of futures studies and foresight. The exception is an extremely small number of people who remember that there was a time long ago when such a field attracted attention. But even among this group, most are not aware that futures studies as a discipline has been advanced in the wider world. There are probably many other countries where the present extent of recognition and development of futures studies and foresight is similar to that of the author’s country. A quick glance at the source countries of articles in futures-related journals and at where authors of futures-related books reside easily reveals that many of the works on futures have come from a small number of countries in the world.(continue…)

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