Aubrey Yee12 months ago
As a futurist who works on envisioning and creating alternatives to neoliberal capitalist systems I have to emphatically say that trained, legitimate futurists are not the problem, in fact we are part of the vanguard proposing novel solutions. I'm not sure which so called futurists you've met, but they are certainly not the ones I know. Like anything, it's a diverse field and each futurist invariably brings their own values and ideologies to the table. Your rant against futurists is akin to maligning all doctors across the board simply because some are beholden to drug companies... As if there aren't any who truly care about patients and health... But, I can see how such a hard line might help you sell more of your books, though it's not a particularly responsible or accurate appraisal of the field of futures studies.