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Futures Studies As Read 2018

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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 01:31 PM
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Strategic foresight is a planning-oriented discipline related to futures studies, the study of the future. Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.[1] Strategic foresight happens when any planner uses scanned inputs, forecasts, alternative futures exploration, analysis and feedback to produce or alter plans and actions of the organization.[2]

[3] Strategic planning always includes analysis, but it may or may not involve serious foresight on the way to developing a plan, or taking an action. A consideration of possible futures (alternative futures) and of probable futures (forecasts, predictions) is important to developing a preferred future (plan), even the simple mental plans made prior to taking an action

.[4] It is the job of the strategic foresight professional to make sure appropriately diverse and relevant inputs, forecasts, and alternatives are considered in the analysis, decision making and planning processes, that plans are appropriately communicated and that when actions are taken, appropriate feedback occurs and after action reviews take place to improve the foresight process

.[5] Strategic foresight is a growing practice in corporate foresight in large companies.[6][7][8
] Its use is also growing in government and non-profit organisations.[9][10] Strategic foresight can be practiced at multiple levels, including: Personal – "Personal and professional goal-setting and action planning"[11] Organizational – "Carrying out tomorrows' business better"[12] Social – "Moving toward the next civilisation – the one that lies beyond the current hegemony of techno/industrial/capitalist interests"[13]



"Strategic foresight is the ability to create and maintain a high-quality, coherent and functional forward view, and to use the insights arising in useful organisational ways. For example to detect adverse conditions, guide policy, shape strategy, and to explore new markets, products and services. It represents a fusion of futures methods with those of strategic management" (Slaughter (1999), p. 287).[14]



I recommend reading about futures studies and this is because it represents something tangible , and reasonably easy to work with , which is an actual serious means of gaining solutions and making progress as a species - the most able on the planet, instead of our becoming an ancient and lost civilisation. For example

[9][10] Strategic foresight can be practiced at multiple levels, including:

Personal – "Personal and professional goal-setting and action planning"

[11] Organizational – "Carrying out tomorrows' business better"

[12] Social – "Moving toward the next civilisation – the one that lies beyond the current hegemony of techno/industrial/capitalist interests"[13]


Preferred futures are obviously the outcomes that we all want. If we dont employ some strategy in all the time dealing with the future , then we will always be behind those that do . Not doing it will simply limit progress.
There is nothing to stop us all together dreaming of someday making the earth into a paradise - what other preferred future could there be ?



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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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Ok gunna need more than that to convince me your not totally crazy bones.

Also you missed the short story forum.

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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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So when does the party start ?



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 01:50 PM
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Your English is so poor that it hurts, and copying a Wikipedia entry for your signature is rather pointless. Don't think I'm gonna lose any sleep over this one.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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TL;DR

First was the Egg.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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What the, you changed your whole thread in name and content
My version of paradise is most likely very different then your version of paradise.

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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:28 PM
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You will never be able to define a future society that is a shared vision of most people. People have and will always have different ideas of what the future should look like. What one group of people see as the future might be the dystopia of nightmares for another.
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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: Athetos
What the, you changed your whole thread in name and content


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Didn't think you could do that ?



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 04:10 PM
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I think we can , and it wouldn't be all that hard to do . That's as long as the group called humanity includes everyone though .
Which brings us back to base needs . Replanting the garden of Eden or so to speak , not many could argue with that



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