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Cultural Systems Foresight
Values and Beliefs <ul><li>The face of religion keeps changing </li></ul><ul><li>While church attendance wavers, people st...
<ul><li>There  is much skepticism toward institutions of all kinds </li></ul><ul><li>“ Trust no one” </li></ul>Values and ...
<ul><li>What is our reason for being? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it okay to live just in the moment? </li></ul><ul><li>Or are we...
<ul><li>Do we work to live or live to work? </li></ul>Values and Beliefs
Lifestyle <ul><li>For some culture means ‘the arts’ </li></ul><ul><li>An expression of human symbol and metaphore </li></ul>
<ul><li>Some people try to find a balance by getting away into nature </li></ul>Lifestyle
<ul><li>Some people want to escape the grinding rat race </li></ul><ul><li>Escape to a fantasy island </li></ul><ul><li>Se...
<ul><li>The amount of money spent on all forms of gambling is growing rapidly </li></ul>Lifestyle
<ul><li>More people are engaging in thrill seeking activities </li></ul>Lifestyle
<ul><li>Children spend as much time watching TV as they spend in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Many children have unheal...
<ul><li>For some people, a thrill is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>The illegal drug industry is worth $billions </li></ul><...
<ul><li>We live in a ‘throw-away’ society </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing is permanent anymore </li></ul><ul><li>Product life-cy...
<ul><li>Designs often reflect changing values and lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>Escape to nature </li></ul><ul><li>Get off ...
<ul><li>We just want to have a little fun </li></ul><ul><li>We eat too much </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t eat right </li></ul...
<ul><li>Maybe we don’t know where we’re going... </li></ul><ul><li>But we’re getting there  real fast ! </li></ul>Lifestyle
Lost Cultures <ul><li>These are quickly changing times </li></ul><ul><li>Our grandparents lived in a time when most of the...
<ul><li>Developing worlds are joining the  ‘modern world’ </li></ul><ul><li>A  global mono-culture  is emerging </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Diversity often means retaining ‘ dinner, dance, and dress’ </li></ul>Lost Cultures
<ul><li>Many languages  around the world have disappeared over the past 100 years </li></ul>Lost Cultures
<ul><li>Many smaller populations cannot support their cultures economically </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t have a sufficient...
Cultural Systems <ul><li>Foresight </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Cultural Systems Foresight
  2. 2. Values and Beliefs <ul><li>The face of religion keeps changing </li></ul><ul><li>While church attendance wavers, people still say they are ‘spiritual’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>There is much skepticism toward institutions of all kinds </li></ul><ul><li>“ Trust no one” </li></ul>Values and Beliefs
  4. 4. <ul><li>What is our reason for being? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it okay to live just in the moment? </li></ul><ul><li>Or are we actually supposed to go somewhere? </li></ul><ul><li>More people are asking </li></ul>Values and Beliefs
  5. 5. <ul><li>Do we work to live or live to work? </li></ul>Values and Beliefs
  6. 6. Lifestyle <ul><li>For some culture means ‘the arts’ </li></ul><ul><li>An expression of human symbol and metaphore </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Some people try to find a balance by getting away into nature </li></ul>Lifestyle
  8. 8. <ul><li>Some people want to escape the grinding rat race </li></ul><ul><li>Escape to a fantasy island </li></ul><ul><li>Search for utopia </li></ul>Lifestyle
  9. 9. <ul><li>The amount of money spent on all forms of gambling is growing rapidly </li></ul>Lifestyle
  10. 10. <ul><li>More people are engaging in thrill seeking activities </li></ul>Lifestyle
  11. 11. <ul><li>Children spend as much time watching TV as they spend in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Many children have unhealthy computer and gaming habits </li></ul>Lifestyle
  12. 12. <ul><li>For some people, a thrill is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>The illegal drug industry is worth $billions </li></ul><ul><li>More money is spent on pornography than on Hollywood movies </li></ul>Lifestyle
  13. 13. <ul><li>We live in a ‘throw-away’ society </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing is permanent anymore </li></ul><ul><li>Product life-cycles are shorter and shorter </li></ul>Lifestyle
  14. 14. <ul><li>Designs often reflect changing values and lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>Escape to nature </li></ul><ul><li>Get off the grid </li></ul>Lifestyle
  15. 15. <ul><li>We just want to have a little fun </li></ul><ul><li>We eat too much </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t eat right </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t sleep enough </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t exercise enough </li></ul>Lifestyle
  16. 16. <ul><li>Maybe we don’t know where we’re going... </li></ul><ul><li>But we’re getting there real fast ! </li></ul>Lifestyle
  17. 17. Lost Cultures <ul><li>These are quickly changing times </li></ul><ul><li>Our grandparents lived in a time when most of the population lived on a family farm </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Developing worlds are joining the ‘modern world’ </li></ul><ul><li>A global mono-culture is emerging </li></ul>Lost Cultures
  19. 19. <ul><li>Diversity often means retaining ‘ dinner, dance, and dress’ </li></ul>Lost Cultures
  20. 20. <ul><li>Many languages around the world have disappeared over the past 100 years </li></ul>Lost Cultures
  21. 21. <ul><li>Many smaller populations cannot support their cultures economically </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t have a sufficient ‘economy of scale’ </li></ul>Lost Cultures
  22. 22. Cultural Systems <ul><li>Foresight </li></ul>

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