Publications

Some selected publications are listed below, with live links (where available) to the officially published version and/or p/reprints.

There are profiles that link to some full-texts at:

The most complete listing of research outputs is at ORCiD.

Book

Voros J (ed.) 2003, Reframing environmental scanning: A reader on the art of scanning the environment, Australian Foresight Institute Monograph Series, No.4, Swinburne University Press, Melbourne. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/34346.

Book Chapters

Voros J 2019, ‘The coming energy transition: What comes after fossil-fuelled civilisation?’, in C Benjamin, E Quaedackers & D Baker (eds), The Routledge companion to Big History, Routledge Companions, Routledge, London, ch.21, pp.456–479. doi:10.4324/9780429299322-22.

Voros J 2017, ‘Big History and anticipation: Using Big History as a framework for global foresight’, in R Poli (ed.), Handbook of anticipation: Theoretical and applied aspects of the use of future in decision making, Springer International, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31737-3_95-1.

Voros J 2017, ‘Big Futures: Macrohistorical perspectives on the future of humankind’, in B Rodrigue, L Grinin & A Korotayev (eds), The way that Big History works: Cosmos, life, society and our future, From Big Bang to galactic civilizations: a Big History anthology, Vol. III, Primus Books, Delhi, ch.22, pp.403–436. https://primusbooks.com/big-history. Preprint at ResearchGate.

Voros J 2015, ‘Galactic-scale macro-engineering: Looking for signs of other intelligent species, as an exercise in hope for our own’, in LE Grinin, IV Ilyin, P Herrmann & AV Korotayev (eds), Globalistics and Globalisation Studies: Big History and Global History, Uchitel Publishing House, Volgograd, pp.344-360. Published full-text available at Academia.edu.

Voros J 2014, ‘Galactic-scale macro-engineering: Looking for signs of long-lived intelligent species, as an exercise in hope for our own’, in L Grinin, D Baker, E Quaedackers & A Korotayev (eds), Teaching and Researching Big History: Exploring a new scholarly field, Uchitel Publishing House, Volgograd, Russia, pp.283–304. Published full-text available at Academia.edu. Preprint at http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.4011.

Voros J 2013, ‘Profiling “Threshold 9”: Using Big History as a framework for thinking about the contours of the coming global future’, in LE Grinin & AV Korotayev (eds), Evolution: Development within Big History, evolutionary and world-system paradigms, Uchitel Publishing House, Volgograd, pp. 119–142. https://www.sociostudies.org/almanac/evolution/dwbheawsp/articles. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/366087.

Voros J 2007, ‘On the philosophical foundations of futures research’, in P van der Duin (ed.), Knowing tomorrow? How science deals with the future, Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 69–90. https://eburon.nl/product/knowing_tomorrow. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/40008.

Hayward P & Voros J 2006, ‘Playing the neo-humanist game’, in S Inayatullah, M Bussey & I Milojevic (eds), Neohumanist educational futures: Liberating the pedagogical intellect, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, pp. 283–296. https://www.metafuture.org/product/neohumanist-educational-futures. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/40012.

Voros J 2005, ‘The calling of futures’, in RA Slaughter, S Inayatullah & JM Ramos (eds), The knowledge base of futures studies, CD-ROM Professional edn, Foresight International, Brisbane, Australia. https://foresightinternational.com.au/kbfs

Voros J 2005, ‘Reframing environmental scanning: An integral approach’, in RA Slaughter, S Inayatullah & JM Ramos (eds), The knowledge base of futures studies, CD-ROM Professional edn, Foresight International, Brisbane, Australia. https://foresightinternational.com.au/kbfs/

Voros J 2005, ‘A generic foresight process framework’, in RA Slaughter, S Inayatullah & JM Ramos (eds), The knowledge base of futures studies, CD-ROM Professional., Foresight International, Brisbane, Australia. https://foresightinternational.com.au/kbfs/

Voros J 2003, ‘Reframing environmental scanning: An integral approach’, in J Voros (ed.), Reframing environmental scanning: A reader on the art of scanning the environment, Swinburne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 37–65. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/1372.

Journal Articles

Voros, J 2021, Review of The storm before the calm: America’s discord, the coming crisis of the 2020s, and the triumph beyond by George Friedman, Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies, 3(1):119–125. Available from: https://www.defence.gov.au/adc/publications/AJDSS/volume3-number1/.

Voros J 2019, ‘Big History in its cosmic context’, Journal of Big History 3(3):57–80. doi:10.22339/jbh.v3i3.3340.

Voros J 2018, ‘Big History as a scaffold for Futures education’, World Futures Review 10(4):263–278. doi:10.1177/1946756718783510. https://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/443505.

Voros J 2018, ‘On a morphology of contact scenario space’, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 126:126–137. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2017.05.007. https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.08966.

Hayward P, Voros J & Morrow R 2012, ‘Foresight education in Australia — time for a hybrid model?’, Futures 44(2):181–188. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2011.09.011. https://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/204945.

Brennan L, Voros J & Brady E 2011, ‘Paradigms at play and implications for validity in social marketing research’, Journal of Social Marketing 1(2):100–119. doi:10.1108/20426761111141869. Academia.edu.

Voros J 2009, ‘Morphological prospection: Profiling the shapes of things to come’, Foresight 11(6):4–20. doi:10.1108/14636680911004939. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/69196. Won the Outstanding Paper Award for the 2009 journal volume in the Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence 2010.

Voros J 2008, ‘Integral futures: An approach to futures inquiry’, Futures 40(2):190–201. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2007.11.010. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/30196.

Navarro J, Hayward P & Voros J 2008, ‘How to solve a wicked problem? Furniture foresight case study’, Foresight 10(2):11–29. doi:10.1108/14636680810869653.

Voros J 2007, ‘Towards an “integral” view of entrepreneurship’, Journal of Futures Studies 12(2):5–22. https://jfsdigital.org/articles-and-essays/2007-2/vol-12-no-2-november/

Voros J 2007, ‘Macro-perspectives beyond the world system’, Journal of Futures Studies 11(3):1–28. https://jfsdigital.org/articles-and-essays/2007-2/vol-11-no-3-february/

Voros J 2006, ‘Nesting social-analytical perspectives: An approach to macro-social analysis’, Journal of Futures Studies 11(1):1–21. https://jfsdigital.org/articles-and-essays/2006-2/vol-11-no-1-august/

Voros J 2006, ‘Introducing a classification framework for prospective methods’, Foresight 8(2):43–56. doi:10.1108/14636680610656174. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/5498. Won a Highly Commended award in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2007.

Hayward P & Voros J 2006, ‘Creating the experience of social change’, Futures 38(6):708–715. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2005.10.002.

Voros J 2005, ‘Speaking about the future: “Pro-vocation” and “ante-diction”’, Futures 37(1):87–96. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2004.03.022.

Voros J 2005, ‘A generalised “layered methodology” framework’, Foresight 7(2):28–40. doi:10.1108/14636680510700094. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/1522.

Voros J 2003, ‘A generic foresight process framework’, Foresight 5(3):10–21. doi:10.1108/14636680310698379. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/1004. Won a Highly Commended Award in the Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence 2004.

Conway MK & Voros J 2003, ‘Foresight: Learning from the future’, Journal of Institutional Research 12(1):1–15. Academia.edu. Second author’s name omitted in error on initial publication. See editorial in vol.12, no.2 for erratum.

Voros J 2001, ‘Reframing environmental scanning: An integral approach’, Foresight 3(6):533–552. doi:10.1108/14636680110697200. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/1817.

Voros J 1995, ‘Physical consequences of the interpretation of the skew part of gμν in Einstein’s nonsymmetric unified field theory’, Australian Journal of Physics 48(1):45–53. doi:10.1071/PH950045. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1995AuJPh..48…45V. https://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9504047.

Conferences

Voros J 2019, ‘The coming civilizational transition: Profiling the implications for energy, economy, environment, politics, society, and culture’, presented at The First International Symposium of UNESCO Chairs in Anticipatory Systems, Futures Studies and Futures Literacy, University of Trento and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Trento, Italy, Jun 19. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/450007.

Voros J 2017, ‘Big History and Futures Studies: Two perfectly-matched multi-disciplines for (human) sense-making and action’, opening keynote at Block to the Future – A Two-Day Summit Exploring the Future Business Impact of Blockchain Technology, Association of Professional Futurists, Brisbane, Australia, Oct 27. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/440013.

Voros J 2015, ‘The Anthropocene, “Threshold 9” and the long-term future of humankind’, presented at The Big History Anthropocene Conference: A Transdisciplinary Exploration, Big History Institute, Macquarie University, Sydney, Session 6: Humanity’s Long-Term Prospects, Dec 11. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/411295. https://youtu.be/Z7gU3ZsSWr0.

Gustafson L, Álvarez W, Benjamin C, Brown C, Christian D, Rodrigue B, Spier F, & Voros J 2014, ‘A Closing Discussion with Big Historians’, closing plenary panel at Teaching and Researching Big History: Big Picture, Big Questions; The 2nd International Big History Association conference, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, California, Aug 6. https://bighistory.org/Origins/Origins_IV_10.pdf.

Bok B, Hayward P, Voros J, & Roos G 2012, ‘Morphological scenarios and technology roadmapping’, presented at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Nov 16. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/313703. Academia.edu.

Voros J 2012, ‘An “expanding text-iverse” approach to Big History learning and teaching materials’, presented at Teaching and Researching Big History: Exploring a new scholarly field; the International Big History Association inaugural conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aug 2. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/229528.

Voros J 2012, ‘Complexity + consciousness: A model of Big History based on self-organising complexity, incorporating consciousness’, presented at Teaching and Researching Big History: Exploring a new scholarly field; the International Big History Association inaugural conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aug 4. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/229485.

Voros J 2012, ‘Macro-prospection: Thinking about the future using macro- and Big History’, presented at the Global Future 2045 International Congress, Radisson-Slavyanskaya Hotel, Moscow, Feb 17. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/216156. https://youtu.be/77OlQ_3yakI.

Brennan L, Hayward P, & Voros J 2008, ‘Approaches to validity in entrepreneurship research’, in LM Gillin (ed.), Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2008: 5th International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, pp. 299–309, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/51819.

Voros J 2005, ‘Thinking about the future’, presented at Thinking Drinking: Achieving cultural change by 2020, Australian Drug Foundation, Rydges Hotel, Melbourne, Feb 21. Reported in Roche AM, Snow PC, Crosbie D, Duff C & Lunnay B 2005, The future of drinking: A report on the conference: Thinking Drinking: Achieving cultural change by 2020, Australian Drug Foundation, Melbourne. ISBN 978-0-85809-084-2.

Braidotti G, Hayward P & Voros J 2005, ‘Foresight, entrepreneurship and the philanthropic desire for a better world’, in LM Gillin, et al. (eds), Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2005: Proceedings of the second annual AGSE international entrepreneurship research exchange, Swinburne University Press, Melbourne, p. 627. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/2331.

Hayward P & Voros J 2005, ‘The perspective of the entrepreneur’, in LM Gillin, et al. (eds.), Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2005: Proceedings of the second annual AGSE international entrepreneurship research exchange, Swinburne University Press, Melbourne, p. 328. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/2330.

Hayward P & Voros J 2004, ‘Foresight and entrepreneurship’, in LM Gillin, et al. (eds.), Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2004: Proceedings of the first annual regional entrepreneurship research exchange, Swinburne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 282–297. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/3562.

Conway MK & Voros J 2002, ‘Implementing organisational foresight: A case study in learning from the future’, presented at Probing the future: Developing organisational foresight in the knowledge economy, University of Strathclyde, Graduate School of Business, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Jul 11. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/3111. Academia.edu.

Conway  MK & Voros  J 2001, ‘Foresight: Learning from the future’, presented at Globalisation and Tertiary Education: Impacts, Responses, and Implications for the 21st Century: The 12th Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) annual forum, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Sep 3. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/40027.

Voros J 1994, ‘The electrodynamics of Einstein’s unified field theory’, in A Lun, L Brewin & E Chow (eds), Proceedings of the fourth Monash general relativity workshop, 12-14 July 1993, Department of Mathematics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 122–132. ISBN 978-0-7326-0554-4.

Industry / Engagement

Voros  J 2020, ‘Digital privacy in the “Surveillocene” (the era of “surveillance everything”)’, presented at the Industry 4.0 Monthly Forum, Factory of the Future, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia, Mar 5. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/454370.

Voros J 2019, ‘Thinking about the future – Panel discussion and presentation on the utility of futures activities for Defence and National Security’, presented at the Megatrends for Defence and National Security Study, Stakeholder Engagement Workshop, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence, Australian Government, Canberra, May 29.

Kraatz JA, Hampson KD, Voros J, Roos G, Hayward P, Parker R, Bok B, Campana J, Chi S, & Lehtiranta L 2012, Leveraging R&D investment for the Australian built environment: Industry report, Project 2.7, Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc). http://www.sbenrc.com.au/research-programs/2-7-leveraging-rd-investment-for-the-australian-built-environment/.

Voros J, Hayward P & Bok B 2011, Surveying the future landscape of the Australian built environment, Stakeholder Engagement Workshop handout, Project 2.7, Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc). http://www.sbenrc.com.au/app/uploads/2013/11/2.7-surveyingfuturelanscape-23.11.2012.pdf

Burke TW, Slaughter RA & Voros J 2004, Long-term housing futures for Australia: Using ‘foresight’ to explore alternative visions and choices, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 73, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne. http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/position-papers/73.

Voros J 2001, ‘A primer on Futures Studies, foresight and the use of scenarios’, Foresight and Planning Unit, Swinburne University of Technology. Hosted on this site.

Batchelor W & Voros J 1994, ‘Electronic resource guide for physicists’, Australian and New Zealand Physicist 31(4):62–65. https://aip.org.au/australian-physics.

Popular

Voros J 2021, ‘Dr. Joseph Voros speaks about preposterous futures and civilization-level foresight’, Exponential Minds Podcast, season 5, ep.1, Sep 18, N Badminton, host. https://anchor.fm/exponential-minds-podcast/. Also at: https://youtu.be/Jel9IZ4R7QA.

Voros J 2021, ‘The Reinterviews – Joseph Voros’, FuturePod [podcast], ep. 109, Sep 1, P Hayward, host. https://www.futurepod.org/episodes.

Voros J 2019, ‘Big History and civilisational foresight’, FuturePod [podcast], ep. 18, Apr 17, R Mijat, host. https://www.futurepod.org/episodes.

Voros J 2016,‘The past, the present, and the future’, Origins 6(4):3–6. https://bighistory.org/members/origins-bulletin/.

Voros J 2006, ‘Gain foresight’, Leadership Excellence 23(9):19. ISSN 8756-2308.

Media

2019, Dec. Metro News: Astronomers have identified a galaxy within a galaxy within a galaxy. Astrobiologist David Grinspoon mentions the hypothesis discussed in the Hoag’s Object post.

2019, May. Lifehacker Australia: What I’m Doing To Be More Private Online. Anthony Caruana discusses a conversation we had about digital privacy.

2018, Jun. Medium: Modeling the Future of Marketing — Part 1. Mentions the Futures Cone.

2017, Mar. Sloan Management Review: The Flare and Focus of Successful Futurists. Name-checked by Amy Webb.

2017, Jan. Forbes (online): Don’t Sit Back And Let The Future Happen To You: Listen To The Signals. Name-checked by Amy Webb, in some illustrious company.

2016, May. Nesta: Speculative design: A design niche or a new tool for government innovation?. Mentions the Futures Cone.

Hanley, M 2007, ‘The futurists’, Financial Review BOSS Magazine, June, pp. 53–55.

Mackin, D 2005, ‘Going solo’, The Australian Financial Review Magazine, May, pp. 74–80. ISSN 1328-3774.

Thesis

Voros J 1996, ‘On the electrodynamics of Einstein’s non-symmetric unified field theory’, PhD Thesis, Dept of Physics, Monash University, Melbourne. xii+304pp. https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22411041. ResearchGate.