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Backcasting

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Backcasting = Defining a desirable future and then working backwards to identify the stepping stones that connect this desired future to the present.

Essay
Let’s differentiate. Forecasting is the process of predicting the future based on current trend analysis. Backcasting visualizes desired outcomes and then imagines the actions needed to serve as stepping stones to that future.

Questions
What’s on your wishlist?
How can we collaborate in collective backcasting?

Elsewhere on the Web
Backcasting – Natural Step

Translating: Backcasting = Defining a desirable future and then working backwards to identify the stepping stones that connect this desired future to the present.
Spanish: Backcasting: Prospección inversa en una situación futura (se supone que deseable) y trata de seguir los pasos que vincula el futuro con el presente.

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