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May 04th 2009:The Turning: Macro Trends at Play

The show’s first guest is John Petersen, President and Founder of the Arlington Institute, one of the world’s leading futurists, and author of the 2008 book A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Changes. This segment explores the large societal turning and macro-level trends in motion across the world and the current as well as potential breakdowns, breakthroughs, surprises, and shocks. The conversation includes three future scenarios: Hard Times (built on borrowed time—continuing the same paradigms); Collapse (a fragmented world of isolationism and immense difficulty, failure to meani

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John Petersen

John Petersen is one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation. He conceived and developed the first national surprise anticipation system in the world for the government of Singapore. An award-winning writer, Petersen's first book, The Road to 2015: Profiles of the Future was awarded Outstanding Academic Book of 1995. His second book, Out of the Blue: How to Anticipate Wild Cards and Big Future Surprises, was also a World Futures Society best-seller. John's government and political experience include stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Secur
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