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An Alternative to Visioneering

This post is inspired by The Visioneers, a book by W. Patrick McCray.

The worlds imagined by visioneers are many steps of massive technological innovation away. However, these steps don’t happen simultaneously. Thus, the social impact of any one of the steps isn’t taken into account by the original vision- visioneers are not oracles who can predict complex dependancy chains of cause and effect. We have no human nor group of humans who is cabale of complete prognostication.

An alternative to distant future visioneering, futurism, or science fiction, is
The ability to imagine a near future made possible by one well-placed step, and the resulting social impact on innovative potential. …

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