Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsI think we all agree that probably since time memorial, human beings have had this fascination with the future. In some cases, we go back in history, they've tried to express this fascination, tried to achieve their goal of learning more about the future by employing all kinds of what we might find rather strange things, tarot cards, crystal balls, throwing bones. And for many years, people saw this as being a very reliable way of predicting the future. We have mixed feelings about that, about Nostradamus, go back and reinterpret, his works. When all is said and done, there certainly wasn't a scientific way of thinking about the future.

Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsAs the years went by, as the decades went by, as the centuries went by, a more refined way of thinking about the future has developed.

The beginning

Throughout history people have always been fascinated about the future. Many people relied on tarot cards, crystal balls and throwing bones to predict the future. In the next step, you are going to learn more about the beginning of future studies.

If tarot cards, crystal balls and throwing bones were used in the past, what do you think we use today to predict the future?

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Futurism and Business: Dealing with Complexity

University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development