21 Oct Technology Futures Anticipation − Creation − Assessment
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2012
Different ideas about what the future holds play a key role in debates about technology in our society. These ideas are expressed in a variety of ways, for example as predictions, scenarios or visions. Some are produced by scientists using techniques such as model-based scenarios, others – such as science-fiction novels or movies – are conceived by artists, whilst others embody expectations or fears that are publicly communicated by the media..