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About James

James Harkin is a social forecaster, and the Director of Flockwatching


Outside the field rehabilitation clinic, the queue is growing uncharacteristically restless. Baked by the midday sun of a sweltering British summer, some are jostling for … READ MORE

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Futurologists and the dark side; how the intelligence agencies are speculating about the most improbable disasters. The New Statesman, 22 September 2003. By James Harkin

BODY: London, 2010: in a city brought to its knees by cyber-terrorism and the deliberate contamination of its water supply by Islamic militants, thousands of … READ MORE

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The crystal balls turn cloudy: observations on futurology. The New Statesman, May 12, 2003. By James Harkin

The future’s so bright, I had to wear shades. Just outside Nice, in the gated luxury of the Cote d’Azur, I joined a small group … READ MORE

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