Futurist Timothy Mack to Speak on Social, Technological Change
Foresight: Decisions that Work Well Over Time
“The future doesn't just happen. People create it today through their action—or inaction.” Timothy Mack, President, World Future Society
We are seeing the most rapid social and technological change in history, according to Timothy Mack, president of the World Future Society. People's values, attitudes, and beliefs are changing. New inventions and innovations alter the way we live. The pace of change keeps accelerating, making it difficult to prepare for tomorrow. By studying the future, according to Mack, people can better anticipate what lies ahead. They can actively decide how they will live in the future by making choices today and realizing the consequences of their decisions.
In his presentation, “Foresight: Decisions that Work Well Over Time”, Mack will introduce us to the concept of foresight, and identify six super trends shaping our world: technology, economic growth, health, mobility, environmental decline, and deculturation. He will lead us in a discussion of how these trends may impact us and the organizations we work for.
About Timothy C. Mack
Mack is president of the World Future Society, a nonprofit, nonpartisan scientific and educational association of people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future. Like the field of foresight, Mack’s background is broad and eclectic.
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Thursday, Oct. 11
Business Advisory Council Meeting with Tim Mack – invitation only
Davies Center Presidents Room
Friday, Oct. 12
7:30 - 9 am MBA students, Davies Center Dulany Inn Invitation only
9 - 9:50 am. Student presentation. Open to public. Davies Center Theatre
10 - 10:50 am Student presentation (repeat session). Open to the public. Davies Center
11:30 am – 1 pm Faculty and Staff Luncheon, Davies Center Presidents Room Invitation only