Update: Slides of the presentation – Apprehension of Future Uncertainty – 4th Gen foresigh – FSN – Oct 2017
Abstract of the presentation:
Simple Actions – Complex Worlds – Unknowable Implications
Framing the Future of Conditions of Social-Economic Identity
Anticipating a Fourth Generation of Foresight
The presentation will outline a view of change as Changing Conditions of Change. A concept of ‘Attractor of Efficiency and Governance’ will be presented. Next we will examine the conditions of the Digital Environment, the emergence of an ‘economy of abundance’ with a corresponding need for an appropriate economic theory. There will be a very brief history of Social-Economic Constraints Framing Identity.
The presentation will conclude with a brief account of emerging implications for a potential epistemology and sense-making for common meaning. This final discussion will argue for the emergence of a Fourth Generation for public policy Foresight.
About the presenter: John Verdon Hon B.A Psych. MA Anthropology
John’s educational background includes a BA in psychology, MA in anthropology, and PhD course work in both sociology and philosophy (degrees not completed). His research and learning is a broad with mastery in a number of domains including foresight, complexity, economics, and technology. He is retired after 25 years as a public servant (15 years as a strategic foresight analyst for National Defence). Currently he is a consultant and writer. He has worked with start-up in Silicon Valley and he is a co-founder of a social enterprise establishing a social-studio for adults on the autism spectrum. He maintains a blog and writes for other organizations. His current project is a book ‘The Wealth of People” – exploring theory and philosophy for flourishing human capital in the 21st Century.
|FALL SCHEDULE FSN|
|Thursday October 26||DMS 4165||John Verdon -tbc||1200-1400|
|Friday November 24||DMS 4165||Jack Smith – Foresight Insight from Hindsight||1200-1400|
|Friday December 15||DMS 4165||David Harries – Cyber-Security – tbc||1200-1400|
|Note: times and room assignments are tentative till confirmed on the FSN web site and via regular meeting notices|