Envisioning Uncertain Futures

Scenarios as a Tool in Security, Privacy and Mobility Research

  • Roman Peperhove
  • Karlheinz Steinmüller
  • Hans-Liudger Dienel

Part of the Zukunft und Forschung book series (ZUFORSCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Roman Peperhove
    Pages 15-21
  3. Karlheinz Steinmüller
    Pages 23-35
  4. Aharon Hauptman, Karlheinz Steinmüller
    Pages 49-68
  5. Lars Gerhold, Karlheinz Steinmüller
    Pages 69-82
  6. Massimo Moraglio, Hans-Liudger Dienel, Robin Kellermann
    Pages 83-103
  7. Sascha Dannenberg, Angela Jain
    Pages 143-153
  8. Björn Theis, Stefan Köppe
    Pages 155-173
  9. Roman Peperhove
    Pages 189-204
  10. Karlheinz Steinmüller
    Pages 205-236
  11. Roman Peperhove
    Pages 237-256
  12. Roman Peperhove
    Pages 257-262
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


This book contains a collection of projects and scenarios dealing with new risks from emerging technologies, future peace keeping operations, and water distribution issues by combining analysis with dialogue. Special attention is paid to the methodology of narrative scenarios, and the role of imagination in the generation of these scenarios. Appearing as short stories, narrative scenarios include a great amount of explicit and implicit knowledge and they need story telling skills to become consistent, coherent as well as compelling and convincing pictures of the future.

  • Narrative Scenarios 
  • Public Security
  • Future of Water Use 
  • Future of Peace Operations 
  • Emerging Technological Threats  

Target Groups 
  • Researchers, lectures and students of social and political sciences, management, communication and education with interest in foresight
  • Practitioners from think tanks and consultancies, from risk and security research, technology foresight and technology assessment

The Editors 
Roman Peperhove is head of the research Unit for Public Security at Freie Universität Berlin. 
Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller is scientific director of a foresight consulting company and science fiction author. 
Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel holds the professorship "Arbeitslehre/Technik und Partizipation" at the Technical University of Berlin and is Managing Director of the nexus Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research GmbH.


Futures studies Security research Risk assessment Technology assessment Public Security Narrative Scenarios Public Security Mobility Research Future of Water Use Future of Peace Operations Emerging Technological Threats

Editors and affiliations

  • Roman Peperhove
    • 1
  • Karlheinz Steinmüller
    • 2
  • Hans-Liudger Dienel
    • 3
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.BerlinGermany
  3. 3.BerlinGermany

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