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Forenote - Prediction Science

'The Next 60,000 Years' is a work of prediction science. It is not based on astrology, crystal-gazing, or the reading of tea-leaves. Norman Spencer's work started in 1968 with business strategic planning. He realised that long-term planning needed to relate to global trends, and he embarked upon a lengthy and time-consuming study of many fields of knowledge, such as geology, biology physics, philosophy, logic, astronomy, economics, geopolitics, and many others. Over the last 30 years, Norman has built up a network of over 11,000 high probability propositions bearing directly or indirectly upon the future. He has found that their interlinkage reveals vectors or navigational-type fixes on the future ... and, as he worked, the next 60,000 years gradually emerged and gradually took shape.

In the meantime, since 1990, Norman has made annual predictions, which have received publicity on the Wayne Mowat 'In Touch With New Zealand' radio programme and the 'Evening Post' Wellington newspaper. His predictions, over the past 10-year period, have averaged 85%-90% accuracy. However, the long-term aspects of Norman's work have not been published until now. One may ask why the 60,000-year perspective has been chosen. The answer is that, according to Norman's work, 60,000 years is the maximum time our species has left on Earth, for Earth will not be habitable after that time.


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