The Study of the Future: An Introduction to the Art and Science of Understanding and Shaping Tomorrow's World

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Edward Cornish
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1977 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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This unique reference work - the companion volume to The Study of the Future- is designed to make the tools of future studies accessible to the general public as well as to professional futurists. Here for the first time in a single, convenient format are the organizations, individuals, books and periodicals, current research projects, educational programs, films, audio-tapes, and other resources that can help anyone concerned with exploring alternatives for the future.
 

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Cornish proposes a professionalization of futures study -- developing a "science of forecasting" -- as a solution to the terrors and foreboding attitudes. He describes the modern futurist movement ... Read full review

Contents

Realities and Bugaboos
21
The Shape of Things to Come
40
The Discovery of the Future
51
How the Future Became Foreboding
68
A New Attitude Toward the Future
78
iii
87
Basic Principles of Futurism
93
Methods for Studying the Future
103
Futuristics in Practice With Case Histories
188
The Coming Revolution in Education
209
The Uses of the Future
217
A World of Utopias
229
FutureOriented Organizations and Periodicals
237
A Field in Search of a Name
254
Notes
283
Index
301

Futurists and Their Ideas
127

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