From experience to relation: Laszlo and inayatullah, two futurists compared

World Futures 65 (7):447 – 463 (2009)
Humans have two futures: either liberty or uncertainty. In liberty, humans can forecast a vision of the future. However, in uncertainty, humans must forecast multiple futures. This article compares Ervin Laszlo's theory of the liberty future with Sohail Inayatullah's theory of the uncertainty future. Additionally, this article analyzes these two futurists through the lens of Martin Buber, and I argue that the future represents reality not to the “I” of the combination _I-It_ but to the “I” of Buber's preferred combination of _I-Thou_
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DOI 10.1080/02604020802392153
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