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Knowledge and information in futurology

Pentti Malaska (Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, PO Box 110, FIN‐20521, Turku, Finland)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

An account is given of futures research as a scientifically oriented field of knowledge. Its specific contemporary task as a study of transient change of the human society is described and the futures research approach is outlined. A generalization of the concept of knowledge of the standard sciences is presented as a sine qua non to futurology. The relationship between knowledge and information is elaborated and clarified, which makes it possible to better understand the present era as an information age.

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Citation

Malaska, P. (2000), "Knowledge and information in futurology", Foresight, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 237-244. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680010802582

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