Robert Theobald
-- a university of arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future

Biography: Private Consultant (Knowledge Systems) and author. Founded Action Linkage (informal network of people interested in future oriented thinking). Born in Madras, India, 1929. MA in Economics/Public Policy.

Comments by rlc: Generally concerned about capability of existing economic system to continue. Ability to write books from retrospective view (talking place in the future and talking about today).

Worldview: Drivers of change are: microelectronics/communications technologies, global need for energy and raw materials, population problems and related environmental issues, and the development of a global labor force.

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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