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Why Foresight?

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Manifest concern exists about the future in this historical moment of transition from the late industrial society to information society—or the advanced technological society. This is the Fourth industrial revolution: The Internet is merging with AI, biotechnology, robotics, VR, etc., while the 24/7 use of digital devices becomes widespread—even in undeveloped or poor areas—and mainstream: an essential part of twenty-first-century global culture. Furthermore, this Fourth industrial revolution (still in progress) induces change and complexity as no other had done before: it has a more pervasive nature, is more extensive, and affects all levels of social life: from global markets to individual identity—to which must be added that it owns a still unknown transformative force/power.

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Bas, E. (2022). Why Foresight?. In: Sharing and Collaborative Economy. SpringerBriefs in Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93882-6_2

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