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Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation (Hardcover) (Alexander Sokolov)

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?Decision-makers at all levels are being confronted with novel complexities and uncertainties and face long-term challenges which require foresight about long-term future prospects, assumptions, and strategies. This book explores how foresight studies can be systematically undertaken and used in this context.  It explicates why and how methods like horizon scanning, scenario planning, and roadmapping should be applied when dealing with high levels of uncertainty. The scope of the book moves beyond “narrow” technology foresight, towards addressing systemic interrelations between social, technological, economic, environmental, and political systems.  Applications of foresight tools to such fields as energy, cities, health, transportation, education, and sustainability are considered as well as enabling technologies including nano-, bio-, and information technologies and cognitive sciences. The approaches will be illustrated with specific actual cases.
Genre: Science, Business + Money Management, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Series Title: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Alexander Sokolov
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2016
TCIN: 51553227
UPC: 9783319325729
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-9785

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