Revue

Recherche, sciences, techniques - Société, modes de vie

The Invention of the Future: Foresight and Science Fiction

L’invention de l’avenir : prospective et science-fiction

As the main French journal devoted to foresight studies and to reflection on the future of the contemporary world, Futuribles has always been careful to distinguish foresight studies, based on more or less rigorous methods and on data, from other future-related works more akin to fiction. And yet, if only through its “Futures of Yesteryear” feature, it also makes room for thought and work of a more literary nature —utopian or science fiction writings— comparing these, in some cases —a ...

Revue

Économie, emploi - Institutions - Société, modes de vie

Testing Out the Future through Science Fiction

Tester le futur par la science-fiction. Extension du domaine des possibles, mondes préfabriqués et lignes de fuite

As Gérard Klein points out at the beginning of his article in this same issue on “The Invention of the Future”, Futuribles has decided to undertake an extended series on the relations between science fiction and foresight studies and, particularly, science fiction’s contribution to that discipline, in order to determine whether —and to what extent— science fiction authors have influenced the collective imaginary and our thinking about the future.

This article by Yannick Rumpala comes at these questions ...

Revue

Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement - Société, modes de vie

The Environment through the Prism of Science Fiction

L’environnement au prisme de la science-fiction. De la dystopie à la reconstruction du rapport homme-nature dans les sociétés postécologiques

In this Summer 2016 issue, Futuribles has launched an extended series on the relations between science fiction and foresight studies and, particularly, science fiction’s contribution to that discipline, in order to determine whether —and to what extent— science fiction authors have influenced the collective imaginary and our thinking about the future. This article by Corinne Gendron and René Audet is the third instalment in the first part of this series and covers the contributions of science fiction to the ...

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Bibliography

IFTF Annual Ten-year Forecast Conference

IFTF Annual Ten-year Forecast Conference

IFTF, 2016

On 20 to 22 April 2016, the Institute for the Future (IFTF), an American forward looking think-tank based in San Francisco, presented at their annual retreat in Oakland the future scenarios of what our society will look like in 2026 showing that the new generation, “generation Transition”, will live in a post-platform world. Let’s discover their US view of the future… 

Bibliography

Société, modes de vie - Territoires, réseaux

The PIPAME Report on the New Forms of Mobility

The PIPAME Report on the New Forms of Mobility

PIPAME, 2016, 270 pages

GERPISA (The French Permanent Study and Research Group on the Automotive Industry and Employees) and Tech2Market carried out a study for PIPAME, in order to evaluate the economic and social impacts of shared automobile services, such as car-sharing and car-pooling, depending on the ways they might develop. Another aim of the exercise is to alert the traditional players in the industry to the impact of these new services on their automobile sales and aftersales activities.

Shaping Futures

Shaping Futures n° 1

Shaping Futures n° 1

This quarterly bulletin is produced by Futuribles International in partnership with Michelin Challenge Bibendum Open Lab.  Its aim is to alert the members of Futuribles International and Michelin Challenge Bibendum Open Lab to developments that are likely to have an effect, directly or indirectly, on mobility issues.
Access to this bulletin is restricted to Michelin Challenge Bibendum Open Lab and Futuribles International members.