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Future by Design: Seductive Technologies of Anticipation within the Future Industry
Stockholm University, Sweden.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6797-3892
2021 (English)In: Futures / [ed] Sandra Kemp; Jenny Andersson, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, p. 501-513Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter critiques the anticipatory practices of contemporary organizations, such as think tanks and management consultancies, which offer methods and forecasts about possible and desirable futures. These organizations, the chapter argues, contribute to creating a sense of urgency with respect to the future, capitalizing on the perceived need among decision makers to grasp contemporary events, and provide tools and content by which the future can be designed. It argues that future forecast scenarios assist in the creation of a particular type of authority: one geared to the contemporary global situation and to an increasingly complex system of global governance. The chapter interrogates this particular type of authority to argue it is not singular and dominant, but instead comprises the varying interests of many different actors and is underscored by rational process, which offers the possibility of a wider shared understanding

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. p. 501-513
Keywords [en]
future industry, modernity, design, individualization, rationalization, agency, irreversibility, evolution, disruption, artefacts
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52556DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198806820.013.29ISBN: 9780198806820 (electronic)ISBN: 9780191898358 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-52556DiVA, id: diva2:1807254
Available from: 2023-10-25 Created: 2023-10-25 Last updated: 2023-10-25Bibliographically approved

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