Marvin Cetron
-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future

Biography: President, Forecasting International. Former director positions at Marine Engineering Laboratory and Naval Materiel Command. Adjunct professor at American University. Born Brooklyn, NY 1930.

Comments by rlc: long experience in technological forecasting. Provides annual forecasts in technical and popular press.

Worldview: frequent career moves, changed labor force due to needs of working couples, information technology growth into new areas, increased formal learning on continuing basis, demands for quality in medical and social care, accountability at all levels.

Driving force views
Compare with others on views:
Time horizon and relative optimism
Global and sociotechnical orientation

Thinkers Index

Note: a primary reference for much of this material is Coates, Joseph and Jennifer Jarratt. What Futurists Believe, A World Future Society Book, Published by Lamond in 1989. 340 pages.

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