Futures Study

Online Foresight Guide

In this guide, the term "futures study" refers to any kind of study focusing on what the future might be like. This is a a complex and globally distributed field of study.

There is no consensus whether this is more a scientific or a creative discipline. Foresight, forecasting and modelling are different kinds of futures studies. Unlike Foresight, futures studies in general are not necessarily action-oriented, exploratory or participatory.