Critical Muslim 29: Futures

Jan 2019




How is the future changing? Is there a single determinant future or a plethora of alternative futures? How do we actually study futures and can we trust anything anyone says about ‘the future’? Are Muslim societies prepared for the coming tsunami of change? This issue of Critical Muslim takes a searching look at all things ‘futures’, from trends to scenarios, from Sofia the Robot to weaponised code, and from Afrofuturism to climate change. It explores what images and metaphors of the future say about the present. With contributions from a string of noted futurists including Sohail Inayatullah, Wendy Schultz, Christopher Jones, Jordi Serra and others.