The Future of the Future

  • Fred Phillips
Part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies book series (STAIS)


This chapter concludes the book with a discussion of the “future of the future,” or how our evolving view of the future will shape actual futures—and what current events might hobble our ability to foresee. It discusses corporate short-termism, democratizing technologies and wealth inequality, the nature of karma, and finally, happiness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Phillips
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  1. 1.Anderson School of ManagementUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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