How to think like a futurist

09/22/2009 | Fast Company online

Futurists can't predict what will happen, but they are good at understanding and preparing for a range of possibilities, Jamais Cascio writes. To get a handle on the future, Cascio recommends starting with a targeted question about a specific problem, imagining several possible resolutions and asking what you can do to attain a better outcome. "Often one of the key insights from many futures projects is the simple realization that the future is in our hands -- that our choices matter," he writes.

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