Within the meaning of Ulrich Beck, now all possible, more or less improbable scenarios have to be taken into consideration. WikiDaemon seeks to consider
anticipating what cannot be anticipated
and therefore adds to knowledge drawn from experience and science in an open manner now also ways of imagination, suspicion, fiction and fear about future scenarios. cf. (Beck, U.)
If catastrophes are anticipated whose potential for destruction ultimately threatens everyone, then a risk calculation based on experience and rationality breaks down. Now all possible, more or less improbable scenarios have to be taken into consideration; to knowledge, therefore, drawn from experience and science there now also has to be added imagination, suspicion, fiction, fear. (Ulrich Beck, 2006): Living in the World Risk Society.
To approach and capture all possible futures
WikiDaemon expands the group of actors
involved in the anticipation of the future. It is the imagination and the suspicion of everybody, the laity, the great many, which enlarges the extrapolation done by scientific research and by so called expert judgement.
With all it´s challenges resulting from this strategy, the idea is to create a rich body of inspiration to approach all more or less improbable scenarios that could be generated and to approach unknown risks too vast to calculate.
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