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The Long View Interviews

While most of our attention is spent on the present or dwelling on the past, thinking about and predicting potential futures is a worthwhile exercise for making decisions that help assure future successes. While this is true to our daily lives, it is especially true for research, the sciences and academics.

In this multi-part series, Rob Dunn invites conversations with leaders in several fields, tasking them to see into the future – 10, 25, 50, 100 years – in an effort to help shape decisions that steer their fields of research to more fruitful scenarios for students, researchers, the public and stakeholders alike.

Edited transcripts of the interviews and other materials showcase scenarios envisioned by a diverse array of interdisciplinary experts from academia, industry, policy, non-profits and other sectors.