Driving Force Categories
-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future

Futurists Viewpoints | Thinkers | Futures Related Material | Driving Force Views

  1. Knowledge systems/information technology
  2. Global economy
  3. Organizational changes: government/corporation
  4. Multiple options/uncertainty
  5. Population: growth-age-migration distribution-food
  6. Environmental/climate
  7. Education
  8. Human rights/values/quality life/political issues
  9. Weapons/Defense revolution Terrorism
  10. Technology/Biotechnology
  11. Energy
  12. Space/extraterrestrials

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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