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Feb 2Liked by Thomas Klaffke

This is a powerful one, Thomas! Thank you for sharing - this is exactly why I wrote my upcoming book, Make Your Own Glass Half Full. It's a new way to leverage optimism and autonomy to help drive to a better future!

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Feb 2Liked by Thomas Klaffke

Thanks for writing this Thomas. Sometimes we need a good rant ;-) I think that one of the biggest issues we face as a society currently is a lack of positive visions to inspire us to move forward toward them. The more we share ideas like this, the better the future will be!

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If you are speaking of strategic foresight (descended for the most part from technology foresight), then this statement is true: "Foresight has its roots in military, colonial, and (old) top-down management ideologies". It is far less true of the field of futures studies, which has at its roots philosophical questions critiquing old ideologies and worldviews and embracing diversity of perspective in the search for transformative images of the future.

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Good stuff Thomas. Thanks for having shared such perspectives. I share what you see.

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Looking forward to understand how to better enable (where, how, with whom) this collective creative re-imagining of our future. Thank you!

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I may have clicked the link too fast. thomas. Please try this one : https://www.preempt.life/report/public_view.html?synthesisId=h1bbu40uzk

And do let me know if it won't open. It is working for me.

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Great points, Thomas, though I wouldn't put all futurists in the old boat. Many have already shiftedto the new way of thinking including Fank Spencer, who I know, and my team at PreEmpt.life.id be happy to show you our work, if interested, in how to Reimagine Tomorrow.

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