ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSTo produce a doctoral dissertation is a famously solitary journey, but oneaccumulates a substantial karmic debt along the way. Many people deserverecognition for their contribution to this work. Not least, I was blessed with acommittee that proved responsive and encouraging throughout.My gratitude is due to the East-West Center, Honolulu, for exceptional support inthe form of two Graduate Degree Fellowships which enabled me to undertake aMaster’s, and then this Ph.D., in alternative futures at the Department of PoliticalScience, University of Hawaii at Manoa; a unique program in the United States.Thanks to Dr Melissa Finucane of the East-West Center for providing earlyassistance in the navigation of psychological research which eventually found itsway into Chapter 2, and to Robert S. Baron, Professor Emeritus of Psychology atthe University of Iowa, for helpful comments on a draft of that section.I also want to recognise the invaluable support of Alexander Rose and the Boardand Staff of the Long Now Foundation, where I have been Research Fellow since02006. The Long Now is an extraordinary collection of people. Tony Hansmannand Camron Assadi are among those whose moral support and friendship, whileI was getting acquainted with the San Francisco Bay Area, were irreplaceable.To my colleagues in futures, art or design with whom conversations along theway made all the difference: thank you. There are far more than I can name here,but among the most formative have been Julian Bleecker, Bryan Boyer, JamaisCascio, Jess Charlesworth, Chris Downs, Steve Duncombe, Erika Gregory, ScottGroeniger, Steve Lambert, Dan Lockton, Peter Morville, Jerry Paffendorf, NoahRaford, Jose Ramos, Paolo Salvagione, Wendy Schultz, Cynthia Selin, BruceSterling, Jason Tester, and Maya van Leemput. The skills of my designcollaborators, especially Matthew Jensen and Yumi Vong, have been responsiblein large part for ‘experiential scenarios’ worth writing about. During this process, Iwas honoured to guest lecture in design programs run by Tony Dunne and FionaRaby at the Royal College of Art, Nathan Shedroff at California College of theArts, and Scott Klinker at Cranbrook Academy of Art. They and their studentshelped whip my flabby thoughts into shape with ruthless efficiency.On a more personal note, the love and support of my parents, Philip and Mary-Anne Candy, and my partner Laura Baron, have been incalculable.And finally, this dissertation, as well as a good deal of the research it describes,would not exist without the outstanding collaboration and comradeship of JakeDunagan, and the mentorship of Jim Dator, Director of the Hawaii ResearchCenter for Futures Studies and founder of the incomparable ‘Manoa School’ of futures. This document is dedicated to the two of them.