ERIC Number: ED335195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Forces Restructuring Our Future and Outdoor Recreation: Transcription of Keynote Speech.
This futurist keynote speech of the National Conference for Outdoor Leaders addresses the social, technological, economic, and political forces that are restructuring the world. The concept of geostrategic thinking has the components of global thinking, futuristic thinking, and seeking opportunities. Important developments include: (1) wealth will come from improved efficiency and productivity; (2) an aging society will mean changes in types of recreation pursued; (3) a common market in North America consisting of free trade with Canada and Mexico will develop further; (4) a shift in manufacturing will be caused by the availability of cheap labor in Mexico; (5) industries will increasingly address the needs of women; (6) a "super sexual" attitude, where people use differences between the sexes to transcend gender, will evolve; (7) education will need to reinvent itself; (8) transcultural skills will be necessary to live in the global village; (8) businesses and organizations must be high-tech; (9) an emphasis on pleasing the customer will emerge; (10) increasing networks allow real-time market research information; (11) the Forest Service should set the agenda for environmental issues through education; (12) an economic mini-depression will end by 1993; (13) leisure and tourism will be a huge industry by the year 2000; (14) ethics will be a priority in the nineties; and (15) political reform will come throughout the political system. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Employee Preparation towards 2001. National Conference for Outdoor Leaders, Public, Commercial, and Non-Profit Partnerships. 1990 Conference Proceedings; see RC 018 274.