Foresight: Volume 6 Issue 3


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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Futures thinking and the steep learning curves of the twenty‐first century

Irving H. Buchen

Do futurists really think differently? Does focusing on the future shape distinctive thought patterns and problem solving methodologies? Is there an inevitable futurist…


Hyperglobalized individuals: the Internet, globalization, freedom and terrorism

Christopher T. Marsden

This paper examines the potential uses of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to create a new, multi‐faceted phase of globalization. It goes beyond…


Deviation as a key to innovation: understanding a culture of the future

Trudy Barber

Deviation, fetishism and sexuality are often considered as emotive subjects that tend to be treated with amusement or disdain. Associating such concepts with technological…


Climate change and future options for carbon sequestration

Hayato Kobayashi

With the threat of climate change increasing, carbon sequestration could be expected to play a significant role in alleviating this problem. Unfortunately, the technology…


Latin America and the digital economy challenge

Miguel Angel Gutierrez

Although only a small percentage of the world's population has access to the Web, its influence over the world economy and society is very high. It is possible to imagine…


How scenarios support strategic early warning processes

Alexander Fink, Andreas Siebe, Jens‐Peter Kuhle

To survive and grow in an era of uncertainty, companies should strive not only for a single visionary view, which most likely corresponds with their expectations, but…


Corrosive erosion: mounting threats to Japan's constitutional Utopia

Jacques Richardson

From a forced renunciation in 1946 of war as a tool of international relations, Japan progressed during the next 58 years – first pushed by a former enemy, then entrained…

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