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Fall 2017
Sep 28, 2022
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CCTP 733 - How to Predict the Futures
*Fulfills Core Method Requirement

Over the last century, there have been many spectacularly bad predictions of how technology will evolve and how it will be used—and a few almost clairvoyant forecasts of technology trends.  This course will investigate both.  By examining predictions made about the Internet, video on demand, cellular telephony, nuclear power, and other technologies, students will attempt to discern why some predictions work and most don’t.  Much of the course will be devoted to techniques in scenario planning and technology assessment which can help to prepare individuals and organizations for an uncertain and unpredictable future.  A number of analysts, futurists, and professional forecasters will give guest lectures.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Commun, Culture & Technology Department

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