Futuring: The Exploration of the Future. By Edward Cornish Pages displayed by permission of World Future Society. Copyright. Edward Cornish is the founder of the World Future Society and editor of its magazine, The Futurist. He has served as an advisor to three U.S. presidents. Editorial Reviews. Review. An engrossing and important book Read it. It could change your future. — The Futurist An exciting book, that most agreeably.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, futuribg phone. Good mental expansion reading. Secretary of Ghe Orville Freeman and many others, he organized a small group to develop plans for a World Future Society, which was officially born in October as an organization for people interested in the future. The Society now has some 25, members in 80 countries. As a futurist, he has served as an advisor for four U. He also wrote a exploratoin on futuring, The Study of the Future, that was widely used in colleges and universities.

He resides in Bethesda, Maryland. Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. World Future Society Amazon. The Exploration of the Future. World Future Society- Social Science – pages. Selected pages Title Page. Contents Explorers of the Future.


Gaining Power Over the Future. Setting Out on Our Expedition. Our Experience of Change. The Terrorist Attacks of September Could the Attacks Have Been Anticipated?

A Century of Wild Cards? The Role of Chance in Creativity. But Where Are We Going? Six Supertrends Shaping the Future. Will the Supertrends Reverse? Stages in Technology and Society. Systems Chance and Chaos. The Importance of the Systems Approach. A World of Interacting Systems. The Enormous Potential of Chance Events. How Fkture Influences Our Lives. The Influence of Chaos. The Implications of Chaos Research. The Infinitude of Our Possible Futures.

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Futuring: The Exploration Of The Future by Edward Cornish

An Overview of Futuring Methods. Knowing the World Around Us. Scanning the World Around Us. How Might a Trend Affect Us? Scenarios for Population and Economics. Making Choices and Forecasts. Other Uses of Backcasting. The Wild Cards kf Our Future. The Science of Discovery. Basic Tools for Shaping the Future. Planning a Pleasant Evening. The Past as a Guide to the Future. Practical Lessons from Financial History.


Using History in Decision Making.

Futuring: The Exploration of the Future

Creating a Better Future. The Recent Past as a Guide.

The Value of the Long View. Miracles That Were Postponed. Todays World as Envisioned a Century Ago. Todays World as Envisioned a Generation Ago.

The Idea of Progress. Science and the Industrial Revolution. The Triumph of the Doctrine of Progress. Science Fiction and Utopias.

The Collapse of Optimism. The Impact of World War I. The Death of Progress?

Can France Have a Future? The Rise of American Futurism. The Space Age Begins. The Knowability of the Future. The Improvability of Our Future. The Urgency of the Future. The Secret Ingredient of Success. Responsibility for the Future. A Pledge to Fugure Generations. A Fellowship of Explorers.

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