Science futures

James Robertson

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Abstract

The US astronaut, Neil Armstrong, famously stated ‘Science has not yet mastered
prophecy. We predict too much for next year and yet far too little for the next ten.’ The purpose of this conference is to try and look into the future to better prepare law enforcement for that future. If we accept the truth of the observation by Neil Armstrong, why is this so, and what can we do better to see more accurately into the future? In previous sessions you heard about the rapid change of technologies which, to some extent, helps explain the difficulties in crystal ball gazing for technology, but is this also true of science futures?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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