University of Houston, Certificate in Strategic Foresight
P Bishop, Jan 2011
The world is changing at an apparently dizzying pace. The 20th century produced upheavals that changed all our lives–changes in population, technology, the economy, the environment, governance, social values–all on a global scale. These changes tore down traditions, shifted world-views, promoted a truly global economy, created the Internet, established world-wide media influence, and changed fashion, lifestyles, parenting, politics, crime, climate, and an untold number of other things. And that was just the 20th century. The 21st century has already brought us more astounding changes–the attacks on the World Trade Center, ubiquitous hand-held wireless communication and computing, the greatest recession in 80 years and novel biological forms and treatments.