In der Übersicht
Visions about the future are hidden in the so called “self-transcending knowledge”3. Self-transcending knowledge is implicit knowledge which is “not yet embodied”. Thus, instead of relying solely on expert opinion or quantitative market research and in order to circumvent the typical problems presented by forecasting the future, we suggest to take the position of customer perspectives through qualitative data gleaned from science fiction short stories written by a representative sample of (future) customers, which will then be validated by a pool of knowledgeable experts with interdisciplinary backgrounds. I. e. the project team will conduct creative writing workshops that allow conceptualizing different futures in the context of near-future science fiction and encourages thinking “out of the box”, thereby bringing about self-transcending knowledge.