Imagination and the Future

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


The chapter abruptly changes direction from quantitative analysis, focusing on the role of imagination in seeing—and creating—our futures. Introducing the idea of socially constructed reality, the chapter returns to the role of myth, showing how our deep-seated myths influence our choices of what technologies to develop. It outlines how companies use “techno-management imagination” today.


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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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