Even though there is no attempt in the SPRU work to describe what ‘the’ future will be like, it is still possible to look at some of the main implications for lifestyles in the whole range of high growth/more equal future worlds described in the previous chapter. The basic theme of any such general assessment of what it might be like to live in the future world must be the quality of life, since growth and possession of the fruits of technology do not alone produce ‘the good life’. But the three different windows through which we may look to obtain our three different views of the possibilities for the future do not look out upon the same scenes. At best, they look at different aspects of some broader scene, much of which remains concealed from view.
KeywordsPublic Transport Good Life Future World Shanty Town Science Policy Research Unit
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