With support from comprehensive designer Buckminster Fuller, Nobel prizewinning chemist Glenn T. Seaborg, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman and many others, he organized a small group to develop plans for a World Future Society, which was officially born in October 1966 as an organization for people interested in the future. The Society now has some 25,000 members in 80 countries.
As a futurist, he has served as an adviser for four U.S. presidents, co-authored a report by the White House's National Goals Research Staff, and served as Chief Investigator in study of futuring for the National Science Foundation and the Library of Congress. He also wrote a textbook on futuring, The Study of the Future, that was widely used in colleges and universities. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Right on time for class, I was able to sit in class with this book on the first day.
Futuring helps to understand trends, identify opportunities, and avoid dangers; it is a powerful way for individuals and organizations to create a better future.
One must want to be able to think beyond and use available tools in the area of forecasting.
Everyone should start incorporating the concept of futuring into their everyday thinking. This book explores the concept, why it is important and how to do it.Published 11 days ago by Katie Toye
this book was great, i needed it for school and i got it here much cheaper than my school was selling it!Published 12 months ago by se_dewitt
I was satisfied with the condition of the book and book was very informative and relative to the field of emergency management.Published 14 months ago by Avery
It is really hard for me to grasp the objectivity behind the author's projections. I know they are projections geared towards giving us an idea of how the world can work and what... Read morePublished 19 months ago by lauramagal
I am reading this ebook for my course. It is an easy read. We can change the future...to some degree.Published 19 months ago by John P. Wishart
Right on time for class, I was able to sit in class with this book on the first day. I will order again from this vendor.Published 20 months ago by Satisfied
This is just another prime example of the academic world taking normal things we do everyday and apply a bunch of scientific jargon to try and explain it. Read morePublished 24 months ago by EOD Jon
The content is fine, and expected based on the reviews and such. I purchased this as a Kindle book and it has no page numbers. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Missy D.