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Popular fearmongers never let the facts ruin a good story, even though, this article reflects, history has proven the pessimists wrong. Pessimistic predictions in a range of areas including land, population, energy, economy and technology are deflated and a lively selection of "futurist howlers"...
The political discussion on the best way for Europe to build its future on science and technology should not be confined to what will come after the 5th Framework Programme. A reappraisal of the institutional inheritance in the European area must face squarely our inability to turn Europe's...
This paper argues that by shackling the future of work to a vision of full employment, alternative futures are closed off. At present, employment creation is seen as the sole route out of poverty. Here, however, we reveal that a complementary additional pathway is to help people to help...
This article outlines the impact of significant constitutional reform in the UK. It uses scenarios of minimum and maximum outcomes of the process of devolving government to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Domestic issues could include financial tensions, human rights, parliamentary reform,...
Sustainability is a permanent concern of humankind. It requires attention to environmental issues such as reducing pollution, limiting resource use, and protecting biodiversity. It requires concern for future generations and is the responsibility of every person on earth. Its requirements for...
This article describes a futures-oriented leadership process called visionary management as developed in the Finland Futures Research Centre and implemented successfully with several medium-sized companies in the 1990s. It is regarded as an addition to advanced management processes aimed at...
Time is a man-made phenomenon. Thus, it may also be owned. Ownership of time has been a decisive factor in the creation of affluence in societies throughout history. When a society has changed, it is only with changes in the ownership of time that the new society reaches its full effect. Right...
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