Accession Number : AD0650345

Title :   NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN EARLY FORECASTING OF PUBLIC PROBLEMS: A NEW INTELLECTUAL CLIMATE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Helmer,Olaf

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Some general remarks of a philosophical nature are made about the new intellectual climate with regard to the future. The new attitude toward the future is becoming apparent in public and private planning agencies as well as in the research community. Customary planning ahorizons are being extended into a more distant future and are replacing haphazard intuitive gambles, as a basis for planning, by sober and craftsmanlike analysis of the opportunities the future has to offer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL SCIENCES, PREDICTIONS), COMPUTERS, TIME SHARING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, SOCIOLOGY, GAME THEORY, DECISION MAKING, AUTOMATION, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PROBABILITY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE