What The Future Holds: Insights From Social Science

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What the Future Holds: Insights from Social Science

Predicting the future is notoriously difficult. But systematic analysis leads to clearer understanding and wiser decisions. Thinking about the future also makes social scientists focus their research into the past and present more fruitfully, with more attention to key predictors of change.

This book considers how we might think intelligently about the future. Taking different methodological approaches, well-known specialists forecast likely future developments and trends in human life. The questions they address include: How many humans will there be? Will there be enough energy? How will climate change affect our lives? What patterns of work will exist? How will government work at the local, national, and world level? Will inflation remain under control? Why have past forecasts been so bad? The book concludes with a discussion of the intellectual and historical context of futurology and a look at the accuracy of predictions that were made for the year 2000.

Specifications of What the Future Holds: Insights from Social Science

GENERAL
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100262032945
ISBN-139780262032940
PublisherThe MIT Press
Number Of Pages289
Publication Date2002-01-01
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width1 inch.
Weight1.34 pounds.

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