Jerry RavetzOriginator of Postnormal Science (PNS) theory
"PNT: to boldly go where no PNS person has gone before"
About, PeopleZiauddin SardarDirector, CPPFS
"Working on PNT theory is as exhilarating now as it was when I first started thinking about it almost a decade ago"
About, PeopleWendy SchultzDirector, Infinite Futures
"A complex adaptive response to chaos requires novel, transformative, decisive action. Futures thinking helps create that."
About, PeopleJordi Serra del PinoResearch Director, CPPFS
"PNT Theory offers a promising way to make sense of change in the present world"
About, PeopleJim DatorGodfather of Futures Studies
"Nothing but black swans now, surfing tsunami of change"
About, PeopleShirin ElahiManaging Director, Scenarios Architecture
"Postnormal times mean a time where tomorrow will not look like today ... but it could well look similar to yester yesterday, for some or many of us"
About, PeopleShamim MiahSenior Fellow, CPPFS
"PNT provides the critical tools to make sense of past complexities, the current chaotic states and future contradictions"
About, PeopleJohn A. SweeneyCo-founder, CPPFS
"PNT has become more than just a model for thinking about change in the present and future(s); it has mutated into a movement for enacting change"
About, PeopleScott JordanAssistant Director, CPPFS
"PNT is a gulp of air for one eyes deep in water. It reminds us of the instability of the world and gives us a new way to think, so that maybe we can change it"
About, PeopleGabrielle DonnellyManaging Editor, World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research
"As a scholar and practitioner of social creativity and change, postnormal times provides an invaluable lens for collectively navigating the contradictions, chaos, and complexities shaping our current era"
About, PeopleMohammad Abdul AzizDeputy Director, CPPFS
"Most planning and policy is based on what we consider to be normal from our past experiences. Now it is necessary to deliberate on the postnormal – to take contradictions, complexity and chaos into consideration"
About, PeopleAlfonso MontuoriProfessor, California Institute of Integral Studies
"Jose Ortega y Gasset wrote that 'We don’t know what’s going on, and that’s exactly what is going on.' In that richly contradictory spirit, PNT theory offers a generative entry point for approaching our complex and chaotic times. It is appropriately humble while also recognizing the need to be boldly creative"
About, PeopleTed FullerEditor of Futures
"The term 'post normal times' gives a frame of reference for understanding the surprise and uncertainty we experience in globally inter-connected phenomenon and events. It shakes long held and deep beliefs in a historical regularity of life patterns to say the complexity of humanity creates unrecognisable threats. We must be aware of our ignorances, humble about our knowledge, and ever watchful"