Foresight: Volume 9 Issue 6


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

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Old Europe, new challenges

Philippe Durance, Michel Godet

The paper aims to query the value of strategies implemented, notably in France, and to demonstrate the largely ignored link between demographics and economics.


Against history: the role of history in current Dutch society

Patrick van der Duin

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how Dutch society is dealing with its history and why the past is a bad guide to the future.


Challenges in transdisciplinary technology foresight: cognition and robotics

Birgitte Rasmussen, Per Dannemand Andersen, Allan Skårup Kristensen

The purpose of this paper is to report on experiences and reflect on challenges in transdisciplinary technology foresight as exemplified by cognition and robotics research.

Theory and practice in the field of foresight

Éva Hideg

The paper aims to explore the gap between theory and practice in foresight and to give some suggestions on how to reduce it.


Nuclear power for clean, safe and secure energy independence

Marvin Baker Schaffer

The purpose of this paper is to review technologies for nuclear power and to assess their suitability in pursuit of clean, safe and secure energy independence.


Future war and superweapons, the perceptive fantasies of Albert Robida

Jacques Richardson

The purpose of this paper is to compare the projections of future war by a talented illustrator with the true materialization of conflicts.

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