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Communication and Future Studies

Communication and future studies is a rising area of study that examines long-term thinking and visions of future societies via mediated communication (usually science fiction) and technology. It explores cultural, social, and economic change and possible threats due to change via communication analysis. While not everyone deems it possible to look into the future and affect change, futurists use this information to evoke change. Often examining historical perspectives, futurists seek out speculative solutions to issues caused by change by proposing alternative and possible futures. They analyze current information to determine possible solutions that will make for a better future, often using science fiction as a platform for envisioning these futuristic threats and solutions. Change is inevitable and happening at rapid rate, thanks in part to ...

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