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Back to the Future, a technology foresight handbook

Eric Garland Culture Trends, Futures Studies, Technology Trends Leave a Comment

Sometimes, artists do a better job at futurism than non-fiction thinkers. I maintain, for example, that the best books on the subject of technology foresight happen to be fiction novels. James Halperin’s two books The Truth Machine and The First Immortal are genius works of futurism, exploring in extraordinary depth the implications of two different technologies: a Google Glass-like device …

Global Trends 2030 learns from past mistakes

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I’m kind of excited to see what becomes of the Global Trends 2030 project, an official futurist project run by the United States National Intelligence Council about the potential future scenarios for international security. Global Trends 2025 absolutely sucked. It was the perfect expression of the idiot mindset of the Bush Administration, a small, scared waste of money that led …