Alexandra Whittington

Alexandra Whittington
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M.S., Studies of the Future

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Introduction
Alexandra Whittington is a foresight educator, writer, and researcher.
Additional affiliations
August 2010 - April 2022
University of Houston
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
August 2022 - August 2022
University of Houston - Clear Lake
Field of study
  • Studies of the Future

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Publications (15)
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THE HOME of the 2020s: Scenarios for how we might live in the POST-PANDEMIC future In this report: Living in the Post-Pandemic USA scenarios Post-Pandemic Demographics The Home of the 2020s looks at the role of the home in protecting ourselves from future threats Smart Homes: Brain-Computer Interface in the House explores how we might hack our brai...
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Why do humans compete against computers at games? In this post, I’ll argue that the iconic “man against machine” matchup is solid imagery for how society might grapple with artificial intelligence (AI) in the post-pandemic future.
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The COVID-19 crisis has brought to light new tipping points and tensions positioned to impact global institutions over the coming years. What will business and education look like in the post-pandemic era? Will globalization persist, or will local supply chains thrive? How will companies and schools function in the context of new changes that have...
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Speculative fiction story about artificial womb technology.
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Purpose A research project exploring emerging student needs explored six aspects of student life: living, learning, working, playing, connecting and participating. Design/methodology/approach A modified version of the University of Houston’s “Framework Foresight” method was used to explore the future of six aspects of future student life. The resu...
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In this essay, two futurists from different backgrounds, gender and status who only met online will tell two separate stories of the world set in the year 2115. The authors draw on both factual information and imagination to craft the narratives. Each of the stories addresses global challenges to the future of human survival. The stories are expres...
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A R T I C L E Four scenarios of infant feeding offer strategic insights about American culture and social patterns by generating implications for the future of the family, nutrition, consumers and gender roles. The study involves careful examination of two critical uncertainties about the future of infant feeding: the outcome of cultural tensions a...
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This article identifies major technological and social uncertainties relevant to the future of family travel. Future scenarios, constructed using the deductive 2x2 matrix, or GBN scenario process, depend on two factors that represent key social and technological change drivers: the demographic growth of unmarried, unattached, non-cohabiting individ...
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What could the mobile society of the future look like?
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Four scenarios that emphasize the subject of breast feeding forecast alternate futures of American society in 2025, with implications for consumer habits, gender roles, household organization and child rearing. The impact of a new direction for infant feeding to the long-term human future is also addressed. The resulting scenarios are not predicti...
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The EFMN platform serves as a “showroom” for the most remarkable foresight processes whose initiators are willing to share information about their methods applied, participants, addresses, outcomes and policy implications with a wider audience. The unique activity of the European Foresight Monitoring Network offers foresight practitioners an opport...
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Parenting defines and cultivates gender roles for men and women, from both biological and cultural angles. From scanning the latest trends, issues, and social pulses on parenting, families and the gender roles encapsulated, it is evident that changes are taking place: dual-income families, a health insurance crisis, family–work conflicts, bioengine...
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The World Futures Studies Federation has nearly seventy Institutional Members from around the world. Combined, Institutional Members' day-to-day endeavors span an assortment of professional, academic, governmental and research areas. The activity and visibility of the Institutional Members was informally monitored during a nine-month period in 2002...
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Increased home-schooling and advanced technologies allowing direct-to-mind learning could doom education as we know it. Four analysts offer snapshots of the future, including a vision of education as an enriching, lifelong experience.

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Strategic social foresight