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The future 2012

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Slides for discussing the future in the humans+the environment class.

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The future 2012

  1. 1. Thinkingaboutthe future
  2. 2. What will / shouldthe future look like?
  3. 3. EcotopiaErnst Callenbach
  4. 4. You havea modelof wherewe’re headedor should head.
  5. 5. Sign your portrait of the future.Leave yourselfa few notes about it.Give it to a classmatefor safekeeping.
  6. 6. “Everythingwe think we knowis a model.”
  7. 7. What is a model?
  8. 8. Whether mentalor mathematical,models area simplifiedrepresentation.
  9. 9. Models can help usto understand things.
  10. 10. All modelshave limitations.
  11. 11. Models can be refined.
  12. 12. The world is at, nearing, or past the points ofpeak production of critical nonrenewableresources...The global climate is being destabilized...Freshwater scarcity is a real or impendingproblem...World food production per capita is declining...Earth’s plant and animal species are beingdriven to extinction... The Post Carbon Reader
  13. 13. Rapidly reduce dependence of fossil fuels.Adapt to the end of economic growth.Design and and provide a sustainable way oflife for 7 billion people.Deal with the environmental consequences ofthe last 100 years of fossil-fueled growth. The Post Carbon Reader
  14. 14. Stories...
  15. 15. help us communicateinformation about...situations (context)modelsexpectationsand more
  16. 16. ClimateWisconsin.org
  17. 17. ClimateWisconsin.org
  18. 18. vs.
  19. 19. ClimateWisconsin.org
  20. 20. Stories...explainengage the imaginationspark new ideascreate a shared understandingpersuade Storytelling for User Experience
  21. 21. EcotopiaErnst Callenbach
  22. 22. Chapter 6
  23. 23. Thinkingaboutthe future thinking
  24. 24. ReadingAssignment
  25. 25. Introduction
  26. 26. Chapter 1
  27. 27. Assignment 3
  28. 28. Pick a system.Think about it.

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