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Author: Yehezkel Dror
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: futures, present, action, alternative, studies, sciences, view, future, policy
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A discussion of the requirements for policy-oriented future studies — saliency, credibility, transformability into policymaking inputs, and desirability by the policymaking system.To be salient, future studies should relate alternative futures to present decisions, deal with matters of actual or potential concern, recognize possible future developments, examine critical issues even if unlink......
ISBN: 0833033557, 9780833033550
Authors: John Gordon, Brian Nichiporuk
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Keywords: modernization, army, implications, futures, alternative
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As it carries out its long-term force structure and modernization plans, one useful approach for the Army to take is based on the analysis of “alternative futures.” Having developed several plausible alternative futures (looking out roughly 25 years), the authors describe each one’s possible implications for the Army’s likely missions and the forces required for those missi......
Author: Tom Colley
Source: www.smashwords.com
Keywords: years, isolation, futures, digital
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Rating:Not yet rated.Published: Nov. 01, 2011Category: Fiction»Young adult or teen»Sci-Fi & fantasyWords: 2848 (approximate)Language: EnglishEbookDescriptionA shory story about the future of Apple, and an underlying message about technology.Tagsisolation, steve, apple......
Author: Tristan Waldock
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Keywords: futures, digital
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Rating:Not yet rated.Published: Oct. 30, 2011Category: Essay»TechnologyWords: 1741 (approximate)Language: EnglishEbookDescriptionShort e-book published for university assessment.TagsThere are no tags associated with this book.......
ISBN: 0309111404, 9780309111409
Authors: Committee On Energy Futures, Air Pollution In Urban China, The United States, National Academy Of Engineering, National Research Council In Collaboration With Chinese Academy Of Engineering, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
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Keywords: china, united, states, challenges, pollution, futures, urban, air, energy
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The United States and China are the top two energy consumers in the world. As a consequence, they are also the top two emitters of numerous air pollutants which have local, regional, and global impacts. Urbanization has led to serious air pollution problems in U.S. and Chinese cities; although U.S. cities continues to face challenges, the lessons they have learned in managing energy use and air qu......
ISBN: 0309115590, 9780309115599
Authors: Conference, Arnold, Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, California, November 14-16, 2007, The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Healthspan Steering Committee, The National Academies
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Keywords: medicine, evolution, bioengineering, task, summaries, group, demography, healthspan, keck, academies, futures, initiative, human, future, national
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An individual's healthspan can be defined as the length of time an individual is able to maintain good health. In 2007, over one hundred experts and researchers from public and private institutionsacross the nation convened to find new ways of addressing the human healthspan and the elusive nature of aging. Experts in public health, bioengineering, neuroscience and gerontology discussed how stress......
ISBN: 0309068878, 9780309068871
Authors: National Research Council, Chinese Academy Of Sciences,, Chinese Academy Of Engineering
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: united, states, china, futures, energy, cooperation
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Download free ebook: Cooperation In The Energy Futures Of China And The United States......
Authors: Charles Wolf,
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Keywords: futures, asian
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The text of an interview for Japan's [The] [Kokubo], predicting some effects from President Johnson's announcements of the bombing cessation and his withdrawal from the presidential race:(1) reduced political schism in the United States; (2) a temporizing (if any) response from North Vietnam; (3) a fracturing rather than a strengthening of South Vietnam; (4) favorable worldwide opinion, blurred by......
ISBN: 0833025295, 9780833025296
Authors: Zalmay Khalilzad, Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: futures, strategy, regional, century, conflict, sources
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The problem of global, long-range defense planning has changed enormously since the end of the Cold War. The sources and types of conflict for which the military must plan have become more varied and less predictable, the range of potential adversaries is larger, the range of military missions is more diverse, and the nature of security itself is changing on a global basis. Defense analysts must b......
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