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David Mercer led the Futures Observatory, a major research project by the Open University Business School looking into future developments in society.

It developed new research techniques, especially in terms of scenario forecasting, to build a 'futures' database of more than a million elements. This has resulted in publication of several dozen papers, as well as the book 'Future Revolutions' (published by Orion Business) and advice being requested by governments and international agencies. He recently retired.

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Jan 1, 1998
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