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The Resource What is the future?, John Urry

What is the future?, John Urry

Label
What is the future?
Title
What is the future?
Statement of responsibility
John Urry
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thinking about the future has become essential. States, corporations, universities, cities, NGOs and individuals believe they cannot miss the future. But what exactly is the future? It remains a mystery perhaps the greatest mystery of all since futures are unpredictable, uncertain and often unknowable, the outcome of many known and unknown unknowns. The future can rarely be simply extrapolated from the present. In this important new book, John Urry seeks to capture many efforts that have been made to anticipate, visualise, elaborate and perform the future. This includes examining methods that have been used to model the future, from those of the RAND corporation to imagined future worlds within philosophy, literature, film, TV, and computer games. He shows that futures are often contested and saturated with different interests, especially in relation to future unborn generations. He shows how analyses of social institutions, practices and lives should be central to examining potential futures and issues as to who owns the future. The future seems to be characterised by wicked problems. There are multiple causes and solutions , long-term lock-ins and complex interdependencies, and social groups having radically different frames for understanding what is at stake. Urry explores these issues through case-studies of 3D printing and the future of manufacturing, contested mobilities in the city, and the futures of energy and climate change.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urry, John
Dewey number
303.49
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB161
LC item number
.U77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Future, The
  • Forecasting
  • Civilization
  • Sociology
  • Civilization
  • Forecasting
  • Future, The
  • Sociology
  • Zukunft
  • Gesellschaft
  • Prognose
  • Soziologie
  • Umwelt
Label
What is the future?, John Urry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The future has arrived -- Part 1. A brief history of the future. -- 2. Past futures -- 3. New catastrophic futures -- Part 2. Complex systems and the future. -- 4. Time and complex systems -- 5. Innovating futures -- 6. Methods for making futures -- Part 3. Future scenarios. -- 7. Manufacturing future worlds -- 8. Cities on the move -- 9. Climates -- 10. Conclusion: The future of futures
Control code
ocn941582900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780745696539
Lccn
2016001400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027046365
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745696546
  • (OCoLC)941582900
Label
What is the future?, John Urry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The future has arrived -- Part 1. A brief history of the future. -- 2. Past futures -- 3. New catastrophic futures -- Part 2. Complex systems and the future. -- 4. Time and complex systems -- 5. Innovating futures -- 6. Methods for making futures -- Part 3. Future scenarios. -- 7. Manufacturing future worlds -- 8. Cities on the move -- 9. Climates -- 10. Conclusion: The future of futures
Control code
ocn941582900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780745696539
Lccn
2016001400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027046365
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745696546
  • (OCoLC)941582900

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