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FUTURE SHOCK

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the personal confusion and social disorientation that accompany very rapid technological and social change. It was defined by U.S. futurist Alvin Toffler.

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FUTURE-MINDEDNESS

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the term used for the ability to engage in means to end future about the future. Being able to think ahead to what the future may bring.

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FUTURISTICS

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The inquiry into possible future developments in a field. Aims to enhance future society and promote better decision making by identifying and problems that may arise and then suggesting solutions.

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FUZZY LOGIC

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Knowledge representation scheme that is based on logic and founded on the axiom that set membership is based on a probability distribution and not traditional set theory.

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FUZZY TRACE

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the term that is used to describe an imprecise memory representation. They are easily accessed, need less effort, less susceptible to interference and forgetting.

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FUZZY TRACE THEORY

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a theory proposing that information is encoded on a continuum from precise traces to fuzzy traces. Developmental differences in cognition are attributed to ages of encoding.

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