Learning from the Futures
published in 2011, 220 pages
Thirty years ago American futurologist Roy Amara defined future oriented studies in the following way: "The future is not possible to predict exactly because the future is not predetermined (is not inevitable). And because future is not predetermined we can influence it by our individual choices."
The publication discusses different aspects of our common future - from global challenges, issues of sustainability, development of the Western Hemisphere (with special focus on Haiti), to "thinking the unthinkable" in Herman Kahn's words. What can we, people involved in NGOs, think tanks and academic institutions, do for a better future by 2015 and beyond?