24th World Conference

28th October, 2021 (Thursday)
Part of session:
Part of the ONLINE program

Futures Studies and Science Fiction: Science Fiction as a Promotor of Future Consciousness

Event Speakers
Scientific Director and Founding Partner, Z_punkt GmbH – The Foresight Company
Sci-Fi author, Multiple publications
Director, Center for Future Consciousness
Professor Emeritus and Retired Faculty Chair of Psychology, Philosophy, and the Future, Rio Salado College
Science Fiction Expert, Co-director of the Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest
Strategic Foresight Professional, Business Development Director, 4CF
Event Description

The panel discussion examines the relation of futures studies (FS) and science fiction (SF). How does SF contribute to the promotion and evolution of future consciousness? How can FS benefit from SF and vice versa? What are the main differences in the two practices of using-the-future: SF and FS? What is the role of SF as contemporary myth? What new trends in SF are relevant for FS and vice versa?