CHAPTER 12

Emerging Futures

Introduction

Attempting to accurately predict which advances in science or technology will become the foundation upon which a new source of industrial wealth generation will be built is virtually impossible. Hence, all that any futurist can hope to achieve is to identify which fields of endeavor have the potential to provide the basis for disrupting existing organizations or creating a new to the world proposition, which will eventually evolve into a total new sector of industry. Nevertheless, what is feasible is to identify areas of science and technology that may offer the potential to support upgrading existing sectors or create entirely new sector as a result of the activities of technological entrepreneurs. Hence, ...

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