World Futures

See the videos and links below for more illustrations and context from my “World Futures” essay in Critical Inquiry:

Herman Kahn, futurist, discusses America:

Stafford Beer discusses futures and the “Will of the People”:

Buckminster Fuller discusses the World Game:

Additional links that readers might find interesting:

* Hudson Institute “Postattack Scenarios” (1964)
* James Lee Byars “World Question Center” (1969)
* LACMA Report on Art & Technology Program (1971)
* Pierre Wack: “Scenarios: Uncharted Waters Ahead” (Harvard Business Review 1985)
* Pierre Wack: “Scenarios: Shooting the Rapids” (Harvard Business Review 1985)
* Shell Oil Global Scenarios – public version (1992)
* Shell Oil Global Scenarios – public version (1995)
* Shell Oil Global Scenarios – public version (1998)
* Shell Oil Global Scenarios – public version (2002)
* Shell Oil Global Scenarios – public version (2005)
* Shell Oil Global Scenarios – public version (2008)

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