Futures and foresight
In 2007, the Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) suggested that Parliament strengthen its capacity to think ahead and engage with outside experts and the wider public. This POSTnote examines the key characteristics of futures work and its current use by governments and parliaments. It covers futures work at national and local levels, and the extent to which it needs to consider social and other trends alongside developments in science and technology.
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Futures and foresight
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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology of the UK Parliament (POST)
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland