This chapter focuses on the societal elements that complement scientific evidence. It explains how foresight methods give advisers insights into how scientific and technological developments may impact society, often unintendedly and offers a detailed scheme, STEEPED, for investigating all such foreseeable impacts from the widest range, 360 degrees, of perspectives. It also describes the use of future scenarios in exploring possible future impacts of today’s developments.
- Scientific foresight
- Foresight methods
- Societal context
- Scenario-based foresight
- Unintended impacts
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Van Woensel, L. (2020). Scientific Foresight: Considering the Future of Science and Technology. In: A Bias Radar for Responsible Policy-Making. St Antony's Series. Palgrave Pivot, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32126-0_3
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