-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future
Biography: President of J.F. Coates and Associates consulting firm. Formerly
with office of Technology Assessment and National Science Foundation. Born Brooklyn,
NY, 1929. MS in Organic Chemistry.
Comments by rlc: excellent experience in technology assessments and issues management. Covers both technical and philosophical aspects of analyses.
Worldview: Drivers of change are: demographic trends, political directions, education, technology, domestic economy and world corporations.
Driving force views
Compare with others on views:
Time horizon and relative optimism
Global and sociotechnical orientation
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.