Possible ways to look at the future and what we should be doing in regards to it.

  • predicting the inevitable future
  • predicting the possible futures (scenarios)
  • choosing the future (from the range of possible futures)
  • actively creating better futures

Originally, in 1960s it was more about predicting.

Technological determinism is the idea that technology determines the future to a large extent. If this is true, some predictions can be made confidently by looking at the technically possible things (including at the ultimate limits of possible) and merely assigning a date to them.