The “e-maelstrom” of holiday email

keep-calm-and-delete-emails-1I’ve returned from the Christmas (and, here in the Southern Hemisphere, summer) holidays and, after settling back in to my office, I began the daunting task of dealing with the torrent of emails that came in over the 3 or so weeks I was away (hence a need to let off some nervous energy in a blog post… šŸ˜‰

You know what I mean – aĀ veritable maelstrom of email arrives during a break from work when you’re not looking. Hmm,Ā a maelstromĀ of email: an “e-maelstrom”, if you will. šŸ™‚ Continue reading “The “e-maelstrom” of holiday email”

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On examining Preposterous! futures

 

In my futures work, I use a cone diagram (above,* and again below**) to show how our judgements about ideas about the future tend to fallĀ into a number of categories: Continue reading “On examining Preposterous! futures”

Welcome to The Voroscope

On December 21, 2015, a group of graduating students in the Master of Strategic Foresight program that I teach into at Swinburne University presented my colleague Dr Peter Hayward and I with caricatures of our likenesses – Peter is Captain Foresight, and I am The Voroscope. (The image is from a tweet by Rob (@Like_Rob) taken at the time.

CF&TVS

The latter is, of course, a most utterly perfect name for a blog that might seek to examine the whole of the Universe as well as the future, hence the coming-into-being of this blog.

So, welcome to The Voroscope – “an instrument of science and the future,” for examining everythingĀ that may exist inĀ the totality of space and time, everywhere and everywhen, from the Hot Big Bang to the Big Chilly Rip, and for examining all manner of potential futures, from the Projected to the Preposterous! – and beyond…