Pietro Guerrieri is a senior executive. In his experience of more than 30 years in the Space sector, he had the opportunity to integrate the needs and the business perspectives of the different players active in the value chain. He currently heads strategy at D-Orbit, with a keen eye on corporate strategy and long-term strategic scenarios.
Rocco Scolozzi is a professional futurist, expert in social-technological-ecological systems, PhD in Environmental Engineering, devoting much of his time to participatory strategic foresight, with the ambition to democratise the futures and spread the futures literacy.
“Pietro Guerrieri and Rocco Scolozzi have worked diligently to link systems thinking with space futures. However, while most books stay at the litany level extolling the virtues of space travel or arguing against space travel due to the problems on Earth, Guerrieri and Scolozzi take us further. Along with scenarios (space colonization, the missed spaceboat, Elysium – space for the few, and space wars), they use CLA to go deeper, to uncover the core assumptions of our space futures. This is likely the first use of CLA to space futures. The book truly becomes alive at his juncture. The authors move us from numerous litanies (nationalism, an exciting enterprise, a profitable context, and an environment to defend) to the systems that support these litanies, the worldviews that are used to make sense of them (no limits, the destiny of humanity) to the core metaphors. These include: the El Dorado and the Explorer, the Alchemical Philosopher’s stone, the Ark, and the Utopia.
All in all, a welcome book critical for understanding space futures.”
– Sohail Inayatullah – UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies. IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Editor, the Journal of Futures Studies, and researcher. Famous for introducing and pioneering the futures technique of causal layered analysis (CLA).