futures studies

Futures studies and the psychology of loss

Eric Garland Futures Studies 5 Comments

When you begin working in the discipline of futures studies, you immediately dive into the mechanics of organizing data. You learn about how to identify reliable trend information from a good source. You realize that forecasts need to be pulled apart, not worshiped. Then you shift to your right brain and enjoy the thrill of building scenarios to explore what …

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 …