Magazine article The Futurist

Why Futurism Matters. (about This Issue)

Magazine article The Futurist

Why Futurism Matters. (about This Issue)

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No event in recent memory demonstrates the need for futurist thinking more vividly than the terrorist attacks on U.S. targets a year ago. This issue of THE FUTURIST includes a retrospective on the lessons we need to learn from September 11 and other crises, such as the Enron/Andersen debacle, and an analysis of what lies ahead. (See "Learning from Crises," beginning on page 18).

One of the lessons of such crises must be to discover ways to avert them in the future. That is one of the reasons the World Future Society was formed in the first place. The mission of the Society is to improve our understanding of what is knowable about the future so that we can make better decisions and take more-effective actions in shaping the future for ourselves and our families, businesses, and communities.

This issue of THE FUTURIST contains a special pullout brochure that describes the Society and its services and provides a succinct overview of what the study of the future is all about. …

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