Forget Futurists: Unless You Plan on Doing Futurism Right

Eric Garland Uncategorized 5 Comments

Right on time, the media is rekindling its affair with Futurists, the love that dare not speak its name. The cycle is the most predictable thing in all of predictology – as we blossom into the mania of Boom and Bust, the media becomes enamored of these exotic creatures that call themselves experts in the study of what’s next. Who …

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 …

Garland’s law of foresight journalism

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Garland’s Law of Foresight Journalism is a well-researched theory that guides the actions of magazine and newspaper editors, as well as television producers, regarding their decisions to report on future studies, forecasts, scenarios or predictions of any sort. The law shows the following phenomena in the media ecosystem: Every publication must produce a feature every eighteen months that either lionizes …