Where are we in History?

Reflections on the New Core Work of the 21st Century



Section I: Where are we who are MTI in History

Section II: Two Useful Mental Models

Section III: Using these Two Mental Models to Explore the Question:

“Where are we who are MTI in history?”

Section IV: But what if we are wrong?

Section V: The Adventure of the Exodus that Awaits Us

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A Dialogue on Science Fiction

How to Achieve Planetary Wisdom Through Future Consciousness

The Future of Everything
The Power of Narrative
Openness of Futures and Holistic Consciousness
Possible Futures of Education
Wisdom Narratives
Consciousness, Omniscience, and Omnipotence
Aliens, Ecology, and Space
Evolution, Progress, and a Culture of Hope
Love, Sex, Gender, and Marriage
Planetary Wisdom and Cosmic Consciousness

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KIPA Public Policy Review Vol. 1

01 Inclusive Governance in the Era of COVID-19: A Search for Community

02 Designing New Forms of Governance

03 Quality of Government (QoG) as Impartiality: Review of the literature on the causes and consequences of QoG

04 The Future of Policy Tools: Promises and Pitfalls

05 Measuring the Inclusiveness of Modern States: What We Have and How We Can Improve

06 Government Innovation and State/Social Resilience Enhancement after Disaster/Crisis: Focusing on Government Innovation Cases in the COVID-19 Response Process

07 Exploring the influential factors of citizen satisfaction with smart city services: A resource-based theory perspective

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Norway 2030

The project “Norway 2030” was launched in summer 1998. The idea was to try out new approaches to identifying long-term challenges for the Norwegian public sector. After visiting a number of institutions abroad that have experience with scenario development as a working method, we decided to try out the scenario method on public administration policy. We invited all ministries, several directorates and two state-owned companies with experience of scenario development to participate. The project has also invited the comments of a large group of people from industry, media, research institutions and NGOs. Fifteen out of sixteen ministries have been involved in the project.

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Content, Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of Technology, Cory DOCTOROW, 2008

“Content,” huh? Ha! Where’s the container?
Perhaps these words appear to you on the pages of a book, a physical object that might be said to have “contained” the thoughts of my friend and co-conspirator Cory Doctorow as they were transported in boxes and trucks all the way from his marvelous mind into yours. If that is so, I will concede that you might be encountering “content.” (Actually, if that’s the case, I’m delighted on Cory’s behalf, since that means that you have also paid him for these thoughts. We still know how to pay creators directly for the works they embed in stuff.)
But the chances are excellent that you’re reading these liquid words as bit-states of light on a computer screen, having taken advantage of his willingness to let you have them in that form for free. In such an instance, what “contains” them? Your hard disk? His? The Internet and all the servers and routers in whose caches the ghosts of their passage might still remain? Your mind? Cory’s?

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Democratizing Innovation, Eric VON HIPPEL, 2005

When I say that innovation is being democratized, I mean that users of products and services—both firms and individual consumers—are increasingly able to innovate for themselves. User-centered innovation processes offer great advantages over the manufacturer-centric innovation development systems that have been the mainstay of commerce for hundreds of years. Users that innovate can develop exactly what they want, rather than relying on manufacturers to act as their (often very imperfect) agents. Moreover, individual users do not have to develop everything they need on their own: they can benefit from innovations developed and freely shared by others.

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Demoncracy and Futures, Eds. Mannermaa, Dator, Tiihonen, Finland 2007

Democracy and Futures
Mika Mannermaa
Jim Dator
Paula Tiihonen

Cyclicity of Strategic Challenges in Russian History and development scenario for XXI century,
Global Citizenship and the New Cosmopolitans,
Anticipatory Democracy Revisited,
Linking people to pixel, next steps in EU democracy and power,
Will America ever become a democracy?,
Some Future Threats to Democracy,
Beyond dreaming of democracy… How do we face the reality of democracy?,
Current crises challenging U.S. democracy, and alternative future scenarios,
Democracy in the Light of Globalization,
Alternative Futures of a Challenged Democracy,
Women’s Contribution to the Future of Democracy,
On Futures of Democracy – Democracies of the Future,
India, China and Future of Democracy,
Whither Democracy? Reflections on the Prospects of Democracy in the 21st Century,
Futurists as Pionieers in Handling Participativity and Aggression in a Post-Socialist Democracy,
Age-Cohort Shift and Values Change: Futures for Democracy in Korea,
Democracy is institutional gardening: A hundred year is a short time,
List of Authors,

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Futures in Education, GIDLEY, BATEMAN and SMITH 2004

Futures in Education: Principles, practice and potential
Monograph Series 2004
No. 5
Jennifer M Gidley
Debra Batemen
Caroline Smith
Australian Foresight Institute
Series Editor: Richard A. Slaughter

The notion of teaching and learning explicitly about futures in education is not new. It is well over thirty years since the first school and college classes were held. Since then many hundreds of school based innovations have subjected these initial ideas and practices to a variety of iterations and tests. What they collectively tell us is that young people are passionately interested in their own futures, and that of the society in which they live. They universally ‘jump at the chance’ to study something with such intrinsic interest that also intersects with their own life interests in so many ways.

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Futures of Technology in Africa, Jasper GROSSKURTH, 2010

The STT Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) explores futures at the crossroads of technology and society. In 2007, STT decided to initiate a foresight on ‘Technology in Developing Countries’. Since the founding of STT in 1968, this was going to be the first project with an explicit focus on development. The underlying question was how new technology would affect the poorest societies rather than the richest, those with least access to technology rather than those surrounded by the latest inventions. The most important reason for focusing the project on Africa was the perception that Africa might be close to a tipping point in its development and growth, with technology as an important factor. Since then, the evidence has strengthened that this is indeed the case. And this forms the backbone of this book.

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Greening IT, How Greener IT Can Form a Solid Foundation For a Low-Carbon Society, Eds. SOBOTTA, SOBOTTA, GOTZE, 2010

How Greener IT Can Form a Solid Base For a Low-Carbon Society

Adrian T. Sobotta
Irene N. Sobotta
John Gotze

This book started out as two people’s commitment to save the planet, and one guy crazy enough to suggest that a book was the way to do it. All three of us can now call ourselves the editors of this exciting, internationally collaborative, and non-profit (Creative Commons licensed) project. Allow us to introduce ourselves: Irene & Adrian Sobotta and John Gøtze.
Personally committed to contribute to solving human’s impact on global warming, Irene and Adrian wanted to apply their professional fields of Environmental Politics and Information Technology to increase awareness of Green IT solutions. Using John’s knowledge and experience in collaborative bookwriting, the Greening IT project was born.

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The Future of Ideas, Lawrence LESSIG, 2001

The Future of IdeasThe Fate of The Commons in a Connected WorldLawrence Lessig, 2001 Random House In 1999, in a book entitled The Control Revolution, journalist and legal scholar Andrew Shapiro described two futures that the Internet might take. The first was the familiar story of increased individual freedom, as the network gave us greater control over our lives, and over the institutions, including government, that regulate our lives. The second was a less familiar warning—of the rebirth of technologies of control, as institutions “disintermediated” by the Internet learned how to alter the network to reestablish their control.Shapiro saw good and bad in both futures. Too much dis-intermediation, he warned, would interfere with collective governance; some balance was needed. But likewise, efforts to rearchitect the Net to  eenable control threatened to undermine its potential for individual freedom and growth.

The Sources of Innovation, Eric VON HIPPEL, 1988

New York Oxford
Oxford University Press 1988

It has long been assumed that product innovations are typically developed by product manufacturers. Because this assumption deals with the basic matter of who the innovator is, it has inevitably had a major impact on innovationrelated research, on firms’ management of research and development, and on government innovation policy . However, it now appears that this basic assumption is often wrong.

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