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img All futures are uncertain, but some are even more uncertain. - This was the reason for Karlheinz Steinmüller and his colleagues Roman Peperhove and Hans-Liudger Dienel to edit a book dedicated to research areas with high uncertainties: "Envisioning Uncertain Futures". The book contains a collection...

Rethinking Germany

"Continue like this" and "policy on sight" have their advantages, but these are not really convincing options in the long run. In a total of four scenarios (and six sub-scenarios), Klaus Burmeister, Alexander Fink, Beate Schulz-Montag and Karlheinz Steinmüller have described in...

A really far view into the future'

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Futurology deals primarily with burning problems of the present. But even a speculative look into the distant future allows insights. Which basic development paths, biological-evolutionary, technological, social, are conceivable for mankind? Where are existenti...

Standards for Quality in Futures Studies

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What is the difference between "good" foresight and mediocre or bad one? What means quality in futures studies? Which criteria may be applied? And how can I in my own work achieve good, reliable, high-grade and useful results? What are the main points I s...

German Language Foresight Journal

Zeitschrift für Zukunfstforschung

In 2012 the first issue of the German language journal for futures studies, called Zeitschrift für Zukunftsforschung appeared - the first specialised journal on the German market, at least since the journal "analysen und prognosen - über die Welt von morgen"...

Threats by Emerging Technologies

img In December 2011, the project “FESTOS - Foresight of Evolving Security Threats Posed by Emerging Technologies” was finalised with a conference at Brussels. The foresight study, financed by the European Commission, was aimed at the „Dark Side of Technology“. Lo...

Master's Programme in Future Studies

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Since fall 2010, Freie Universität Berlin is running a master's program in futures studies at the Institut Futur. This program is supported by numerous members of the Netzwerk Zukunftsforschung. For example, Prof. Reinhold Popp and Karlheinz Steinmüller give...