The Exploration of the Future, [Realites], No. 245, June 1966, pp. 50-58.

by Rosemary Neiswender

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Translation from the French of an article in [Realites] on the world of the future as visualized by participants in an international conference organized by [Realites]. The article reports the work of a group of specialists whose interests are focused on a systematic exploration of the future, their opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of life in the 21st century, and their varying approaches to predicting and planning for the future. Among the forecasting methods described is the Delphi technique. In the opinion of [Realites], the time has come to establish both national and international institutes for prediction and planning. 30 pp.

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