Expeditions and Exploring
-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future

The web is a nice place to find what you want but also finding things you don't want also happens. Sometimes this is good, and sometimes it is bad. Here, we want to take advantage of the richness of the web in learning about things you don't normally know about. This is an essential ingredient in futures studies - gaining new perspectives.

Expeditions (I will be your guide by suggesting only a few locations)
Expedition 1: Looking at New Territories
Expedition 2: A Potpourri of Sites from "Best of the Web"
Expedition 3: Learn a little about other cultures
Exploring (you are on your own)
WebCrawler "random links"
Global Business Network - look at reading list
Consciousness Studies (University of Arizona)
Doctors Guide
Looking at the listservs available on Internet
Idea Futures - check it out
Mining Environmental Issues from Internet
The History Net (History on the web)
Open Secrets
Worldwide Governments on the web
Professional Organizations - many fields listed
History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Portals to the World (Library of Congress countries listing)
Exploring Virtually (its as good as being there)
Virtual Agriculture
Virtual Space
Virtual Hospital
Virtual Museums
Virtual Teams
Virtual Organizations
Listing of selected virtual universities
Listing of selected virtual high schools
Virtual Schools: Trends and Issues (October 2001)
Mind Extending (watch out for black holes)
Skeptics Page
Mensa Information, Articles, and Test
Knowbots. infobots, and robots
Native Americans and the Environment
University of Hawaii Innovation Center
Innovation Network
Memes (Information patterns/ideas/new approaches)
Memes (Lifecycles of Memes)

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Prepared by Roger L. Caldwell