Early thoughts on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (high-level musings)

A brief framing note: in the current emotionally charged context it’s probably wise to first articulate some framing thoughts and try to avoid potential misinterpretations. It’s clear that SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes are significant threats. It would be a grave error and immoral to ignore its effects on the health and lives of … [Read more…]

Key readings on biases affecting consideration of the future

I’ve started developing a list of key readings which explore how and why engagement with the future can be biased (or problematic in other/related ways). This list of readings is a work-in-progress and will be progressively added to… I’d be keen to hear from you if you have suggestions for additional readings exploring the following … [Read more…]

Never Saw It Coming

Karen Cerulo’s book Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst is an interesting sociological book which considers the socio-cultural practices and other factors that influence whether worst case scenarios have a sufficiently prominent place in thinking and planning. The analysis is mostly focussed on the United States of America. Cerulo analysis proposes … [Read more…]