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An Introduction to the Future with VSI

An Introduction to the Future with VSI

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From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by a paradox: fearing the unknown but with a constant curiosity to know. In this video we look at connections across a range of futures-related topics, and find that we live in a world of quantum possibilities. Discover new connections across hundreds of topics with the Very Short Introductions series – in print or online.
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“The Future/المستقبل”

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“The Future/المستقبل”- Translated by the Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities هيئة البحرين للثقافة والآثار as part of the ‘Knowledge Transfer Project’ Directed by Prof Tahar Labib

Arabic translation of ‘The Future: A Very Short Introduction’ by Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities ‘Knowledge Transfer Project’ (Dir Prof Tahar Labib).

“The Future/المستقبل” available in all book fairs in the Arab region, major libraries in Arab countries, Saqi books/UK, Jarir books/USA. Bookshops stocking the book include: 

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‘One of the most Important Contributions to the Futures Studies Field’

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“The” Book on The Future

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‘Book: Introducing the Future’ Review of ‘The Future: A VSI’ in Scenario Magazine

The Future: A Very Short Introduction by Jennifer M. Gidley (OUP, 2017)

BOOK REVIEW in  Scenario Magazine: Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies”

“Every day we think of the future in a trivial way. We have short-term and long-term plans for our lives. But as regular readers of this magazine will be aware, the future also exists as a field of study with its own theoretical concepts, history, philosophy, methodology, and scholars whom we typically call futurists.

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The Future: A Very Short Introduction is a concise introductory textbook to futures studies written by futurist and former president of the World Futures Studies Federation, Jennifer Gidley. In the book, Gidley tracks the development of futures studies along with the evolution of philosophical thought over the centuries. Studying the future is the first step to anticipating it, and Gidley explains the central principle of the discipline as a way for people to imagine and implement the ‘tomorrow’ we want.

The book is a must read for erudites desiring to broaden their knowledge on the subject. For those considering applying futures thinking in their academic or corporate research, the book serves as a guide for further reading based on Jennifer Gidley’s deep and thorough understanding of futures studies as a discipline.”

Scenario: A Briefing on Trends, Ideas, Visions and Possible Futures. Vol. 6, 2017, p. 71. Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

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To buy The Future: A Very Short Introduction, click here.

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