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  Futurology - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
nl:toekomstkundezh:未来学 de:Futurologie Futurology (futures studies, future studies) is the study of the medium to long-term future, by extrapolating present technological, economic or social trends, or by attempting to predict future trends.
Futurology also includes normative or preferred futures, but the real contribution is to connect both extrapolated (exploratory) and normative research to explore better strategies.
Futurology, although sometimes based on science, cannot follow the scientific method, as it is not falsifiable except by waiting for the future to happen.
open-encyclopedia.com /Futurology   (551 words)

 Futurology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Futurology was born during the cold war and had...
To quote the same dictionary, futurology is the study or forecasting of potential...
Futurology (futures studies) is the study of the medium to long-term future, by extrapolating present technological, economic or social trends, or by attempting to predict future trends.
hallencyclopedia.com /Futurology   (930 words)

 Ossip K
Since Futurology encompasses the destiny of man, the future of his society, and the tomorrow of his culture, it must deal not only with his prospective biological and psychological evolution, but also with the entire range of his future cultural activities.
In this case, Futurology would on its part corroborate Pope's dictum that "a little learning is a dangerous thing." But even if Futurology were to confirm the gloomiest expectations of the pessimist, it could at least, like meteorology, serve the personal welfare of some favored individuals.
Futurology would contribute its part, a part analogous to that played by the youthful sciences of nature in the Hellenistic world when, though unable to prevent the general breakdown, they nevertheless served as a foundation for the scientific advancement of subsequent civilizations.
iranscope.ghandchi.com /Anthology/Flechtheim.htm   (3712 words)

Futurology: the science of manipulating of the future.
Futurology is offering manipulation of the metabolism through easy surgery, medication and magic remedies… I offered hard work and dedication to health.
Futurology is teaching us that the hard, honest way is a dumb waste of time -- why sacrifice the pleasures of life (i.e.
www.fit4free.org /futurology.htm   (1357 words)

 Conservatism and Futurology
The characterization of conservatives as “scared of the future” is in part displacement of the typical liberal’s own fear that the future which their trusted expert predicted won’t work out as forecasted.
There’s also a basic philosophical approach that distinguishes conservative-friendly futurology from the liberal-friendly variety: the former concentrates upon how new opportunities and new challenges impact a group of humans whose nature is assumed to be stable over time.
The more complex variants of futurology that’s of, or even from, the conservative mind tend to go into depth in two ways: either a discussion of human nature in detail or adding a theory of technological change to anticipate what our fellow humans would likely face.
www.useless-knowledge.com /columnists/danielmryan/article18.html   (1171 words)

 Creative Partnerships | Futurology - the Black Country 2024
Futurology is primarily a research project where artists and young people team up to examine the current social, economic and political conditions in the Black Country in order to imagine their future.
Futurology will comprise of a series of site-specific works, interventions and gallery exhibits generated by collaborative discussion and actions.
In Futurology we wish to engage young people to explore and understand these wider systems that operate within the Black Country and that ultimately shape their environment and lives.
www.creative-partnerships.com /projects/41825?version=1   (1042 words)

 Mindhive: Futurology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Futurology is a hip-hop Flash-based music video that goes through the history of Science Fiction (link courtesy of boingboing).
Inicidentally, it looks like the creators of Futurology listened to these audio lecture series (link courtesy of boingboing, again), just as I did -- or maybe they're actually literature majors.
Sadly, they make the same old tired mistake of attributing the birth of Science Fiction to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, written in 1818, completely ignoring Swift's Laputa, that was published in 1726 (and that has nothing to do with Miyazaki's movie by the same name).
metabug.dyndns.org /mindhive/archives/futurology.html   (462 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
Buried deep in the stack at the Bodleian library in Oxford, from which it is exhumed on average once every 50 years, lies a forgotten early 18th-century book which is both fascinating and disappointing by turns.
This George was also a conquering hero, who tames the nations the anonymous author believed would be the miscreants of the early 20th century: France and Russia.
Even experts proferring non-apocalyptic futurology have been hugely and entertainingly wrong over the years.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4086596,00.html   (1709 words)

 Notes and Correspondence: 18
It rests on several assumptions (that there exists a "real future"; that it can be probed by the scientific and intuitive methods; that futurology is an example of the first, and SF of the second), every one of which is suspect — and the closer to the end of the list, the graver the suspicion.
In modem capitalist and socialist societies using science to effectively manipulate individuals and masses, futurology is merely one of the tools for such manipulation and for preventing the freedom of choice.
Neither SF nor futurology have so far been able to take into account a great number of parameters, their mutual influence, etc. That's why SF predictions are trivial.
www.depauw.edu /sfs/backissues/18/notes18.htm   (2352 words)

 Conscience : Principles of Futurology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Futurology is a constructive discipline, not an academic game.
In futurology it is vital to exclude events that lead to a scenario that rule out the possibility of the existence of humans.
Futurology must, in order to make sense, be based on a certain level of optimism.
conscience.blogspirit.com /archive/2005/06/19/principles_of_futurology.html   (336 words)

 Time, Future & Futurology
Futurology might span over several decades, often into the next century.
In a broad sense, futurology is concerned with the mechanics of living in tomorrow's world.
• Serious futurology is the proposition of man's continued existence in a multi-dimensional environment—because man is a multi-dimensional entity.
futureprimer.com /timefutureandfuturology.html   (993 words)

 Futurology: new and future technology at PhotonSwarm
Futurology, futuristics: The study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions.
The futurology articles on PhotonSwarm are a store of knowledge for current projects attempted by humanity today, and those that lie over the horizon tomorrow.
BT, predicts humans will be able to download the contents of their brain into computers by the mid 21st century.
futurology.photonswarm.com /?article=1   (193 words)

 Future studies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The World Futures Studies Federation has a comprehensive database of futures courses.
The discipline goes by different terms, depending on the cultural context, including future studies, futurism, futurology, prospective (France), and prospectiva (Latin America).
Futures studies has become the common term in the English-speaking world, while Strategic Foresight is often used in the business.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Futurology   (1031 words)

 Futurology a Sci-Fi musical by Barnes and Dixon
‘Futurology’ is a Sci-Fi musical that tells the story of three futuristic, space-traveling women with amazing intellect and superior powers from the 27th century.
Our persistence and determination is only matched by the interest and contributions of those who have been, and those who are now becoming instrumental in the evolutionary process and development of “Futurology’”.
In the tradition of “THE WIZ”, “HAIR”, and most recently CHICAGO, the goal of “Futurology’” is the eventual adaptation as a screenplay.
www.africantheaterusa.com /Futurology.htm   (595 words)

I am hesitant to use the word Futurology in that there is a magazine using that word and there are other groups using it to mean something somewhat different from what I mean.
I also am hesitant to use the word Prophesy in that it also has been abused rather badly by people who do not predict the future but claim that power as a Divine Right, on a par with the Divine Right of Kings.
In my case I mean Futurology in the sense to predict future events in a general way extrapolating past patterns into the future.
www.nexialinstitute.com /futurology.htm   (1904 words)

 BT futurology a top think tank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BT's Foresight and Futurology Unit has been named one of Britain's top 20 think tanks.
In an Independent Review article, the innovative unit was described as "famous beyond the telecoms company that spawned it".
He added: "We've got an awful lot going on so we're really chuffed to be featured as one of the top 20 think tanks in the country."
www.btplc.com /Innovation/News/tank.htm   (198 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Life | Futurology gets a little more exact
But when it comes to human behaviour, politicians, pollsters, urban planners and economists have a decidedly mixed record of predicting the future or anticipating the consequences of their decisions.
Because we have free will, futurology can never be an exact science.
Yet help may now be at hand from an unlikely source: physics.
www.guardian.co.uk /life/feature/story/0,13026,1133229,00.html   (1278 words)

 The Future of Humanity
Given the acceleration of change in society, more and more institutions feel the need to better understand the future.
This leads to a growing popularity of futurology, future studies and other attempts to model and plan the development of humanity.
However, most of these approaches are based on the naive extrapolation of certain existing trends, and lack any underlying theory.
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /FUTEVOL.html   (527 words)

 Futurology 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The final problem for current futurology, maybe not so much turn of the century futurology, is that the rate of change in human experience, in our day to day lives, certainly in the western hemisphere, is of course itself accelerating.
It’s almost a cliché now that in Renaissance times it was possible to know everything in your field, to be an specialist and a generalist simultaneously.
I therefore conclude that Futurology is an art and not a science, and we must use our intuition (hopefully supported by facts) in guessing where things are going.
www.iol.ie /~niallrm/futnet/sld007.htm   (242 words)

 Omni: Architects of tomorrow - World Futurology Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If the scienceof "futurology" hadn't existed, the Californians would have to invent it now.
The World Future Society's conference on "Creating the 21st Century: Institutions and Social Change" was there to help them puzzle out their prospects and then take action to remold them nearer to the heart's desire.
Yes, Virginia, there is a science--or something--with the name of "futurology," or "futuristics," or sometimes just "futures research" or "future studies"; none of its practitioners are thrilled about the names by which it goes.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1430/is_n4_v15/ai_13310472   (1368 words)

 Networking in the Mind Age - future of distributed intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Futurology, futurist,transhuman,artificial intelligence,distributed intelligence, Hans Moravec, Hans Moravec, Hans Moravec, mind age, Hans Moravec, mind age, Hans Moravec, mind age, Chislenko, infomorph, mind age
Its development will render the concept of [even] functional identity obsolete; the remnants of its meaning will migrate to methodological threads and directions of development.
We may already notice the advent of "thread identity" by the growing importance of goals and self-transformation in our lives, compared to the "state-oriented" self-perception of our recent predecessors, and increasing interest in futurology (which takes the epistemological role of historical studies in transient times).
www.penta2.ufrgs.br /edu/telelab/10/mindage.htm   (4296 words)

 Futurology articles, future technology - PhotonSwarm
The main purpose of Photon Swarm is to collect original written material on futurology.
This includes subject matter such as possible future developments in the scientific community and commercial RandD, future innovation and invention, and educated speculation on possible human engineering projects that might not exist now, but may one day.
It is a showcase of cutting edge achievement, and a blueprint for what may one day come.
photonswarm.com /articles.php   (139 words)

 Encyclopedia: Futurology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Updated 254 days 20 hours 24 minutes ago.
Futurology or futures studies (called futurism in the United States) is the study of the medium to long-term future, by extrapolating present technological, economic or social trends, or by attempting to predict future trends.
Future Wiki (http://future.wikicities.com/wiki/Main_Page) - a wiki on futurology, technology foresight and future scenarios.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Futurology   (747 words)

 futurology - OneLook Dictionary Search
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futurology : Compact Oxford English Dictionary [home, info]
futurology : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=futurology   (142 words)

 EconLog, Futurology, Arnold Kling: Library of Economics and Liberty
EconLog, Futurology, Arnold Kling: Library of Economics and Liberty
While I'm in the middle of reading about "network commonwealths" in James C. Bennett's The Anglosphere Challenge, the National Intelligence Council, a CIA affiliate, has just released Mapping the Global Future.
Please direct questions or comments about the website to webmaster@econlib.org.
econlog.econlib.org /archives/2005/01/futurology.html   (1553 words)

 Roy Fischler's home page
futurology, the study of how society might change due to future technologies
A page from a futurology site about The Singularity.
Geoff Price, who I also met through Mensa -- this is the same Rational Revolution website that I listed above, under politics.
www.geocities.com /tengirtizim   (2342 words)

 The Brand Architects: Futurology
Additionally, a brand can be affected by changes within the parent company such as:
Futurology attempts to predict the nature of a market place by using research techniques and experience, taking into account many of the above factors.
It is of course an inexact science and there have been many occasions when a decision that flies in the face of the respect wisdom, a pure hunch, has been spot on.
www.m-p-m.co.uk /brand_protection/futurology.htm   (195 words)

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