Futuristics contributor Jose M. Ramos has published a 7-part series called Anticipatory Innovation which spans many dimensions:
• A reflection on Ramos' personal journey and evolution as a futurist.
• The effects of debates on nuclear deterrence and sustainability on Ramos' values and worldviews.
• Innovation as the coevolution of sociotechnical systems.
• The personal influence of crises and normative futures as a form of radical awareness.
• The multiple dimensions of self: cultural, ecological, ethical, normative . . .
• The foundations of Anticipatory Innovation as a mode of inquiry, a heuristic method and a change process in different contexts (e.g. individual, firm, community, industry, national, global).
Ramos' reflections cohere around a pattern that I've seen over the past 15 years in other co-journeyers: large-scale crises (structure) triggers the transutation of the individual (self agency) through the willful creation and application of methodologies (symbol-creating agency) which becomes a "strange attractor" for a small group (collective agency) to influence sociopolitical and civilisational trajectories (deep structure). This pattern is diachronic: it is observable through individuals, groups and societies over an extended timeframe. For individuals, it's a stratagem to achieve Dreams and overcome Hazard.