Friday, September 5, 2008

Creating Social Foresight

"Technically, future stages of humanity at large cannot be predicted, although past stages yet to appear in any populations can; future stages must nonetheless mesh with past stages, which circumscribes the possible trajectories; and, further, any future stages of consciousness are impacted by states of consciousness, about which much can be known in the present."
Slaughter, R. Futures Beyond Dystopia. Routledge 2004. Page xii.