Do you use the future? Think about it. What does it mean to “use the future”? If you plan to meet friends for coffee or carry an umbrella when you go to work, you are using the future. Because it is the image that you have invented about what might happen that shapes your choices in the present. The only thing is, most people don’t think about why or how they use the future. They just do it. Yet everyone knows that the future is important. We worry about the future of climate change. We hope for a peaceful and inclusive tomorrow. We want better education and healthcare now because it promises to help create the conditions for well-being in the future. When the world wants to set a global agenda to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals the report is entitled: Realizing the Future We Want for All.
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