-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future
Biography: Director of Revisioning Philosophy Program at Esalen Institute,
Big Sur, CA. Formerly of Stanford Research Institute (Values and Lifestyles
Program). Ph.D. in Philosophy.
Comments by rlc: Long experiences at SRI and mixture of business clients and academic perspectives in philosophy allow new looks at futures issues related to values and attitudes as well as economic/technical considerations.
Worldview: Two most important trends are: growing global economy and development of information technology (to make the global economy function). He does not believe sudden shifts in values and attitudes is likely.
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.