08 August, 2009

Future thinking as a peaceful defense system for our civilization

An excellent brief interview with Jamais @cascio on future thinking and foresight as a sort of immune system for our civilization. It is a good metaphor, as it puts together the two major functions of scenario design: adopting a long view to look at risks mostly those yet invisible at first sight, and thinking about long term ways to manage those risks. Thinking ahead of present circumstances, helps us to envision paths for the development of new solutions to new problems or to enduring problems.

More thoughts by Jamais Cascio at Open Future.

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