Joseph Coates
-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future

Biography: President of J.F. Coates and Associates consulting firm. Formerly with office of Technology Assessment and National Science Foundation. Born Brooklyn, NY, 1929. MS in Organic Chemistry.

Comments by rlc: excellent experience in technology assessments and issues management. Covers both technical and philosophical aspects of analyses.

Worldview: Drivers of change are: demographic trends, political directions, education, technology, domestic economy and world corporations.

Driving force views
Compare with others on views:
Time horizon and relative optimism
Global and sociotechnical orientation

Thinkers Index

Note: a primary reference for much of this material is Coates, Joseph and Jennifer Jarratt. What Futurists Believe, A World Future Society Book, Published by Lamond in 1989. 340 pages.

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