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A suggestion that governmental decisionmaking techniques be reconstructed to include inputs from personnel trained to deal with the future. Current organizational attempts to deal concurrently with present and future problems are ineffectual, since present considerations often outweigh the future, with resources allocated to immediate needs. While the difficulties in problem solving multiply geometrically, the number of personnel trained in futuristics increases arithmetically. Immediate consideration to revamping patterns of governmental decisionmaking should include (1) special training for professional-level personnel and interested politicians in futuristics, (2) use of technical aids such as PPBS and scenarios, (3) interdepartmental consideration of alternatives, and (4) a requirement that all departmental recommendations specifically consider future implications.

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