Our Future Selves (2016)

Interview with Sohail Inayatullah by Leigh Robshaw. Discussion on forthcoming changes such as solar, gene and AI technologies, driverless cars and “clean meat”. Also a section on Sohail Inayatullah’s ideal future world. Published in My Weekly, Wednesday, 16th November 2016. www.metafuture.org/library1/SohalFutureSelvesMyWeekly.pdf

Alternative Futures of War (2005)

By Sohail Inayatullah “War is the darkest spot on humanity’s history.” P.R. Sarkar* Asking if war has a future may appear ludicrous, given that the 20th century was one of the bloodiest ever, and that scores of low grade wars are currently maiming and killing countless thousands. You may wonder why even ask? Haven’t we […]

Futures Dreaming: Challenges From Outside and on the Margins of the Western World (2003)

Ivana Milojevic and Sohail Inayatullah Abstract In this article, we challenge the hegemony of western science fiction, arguing that western science fiction is particular even as it claims universality. Its views generally remain based on ideas of the future as forward time. In contrast, in non-western science fiction the future is seen outside linear terms: […]

Deconstructing the Year 2000: Opening Up an Alternative Future (1999)

Sohail Inayatullah[1] How has the year 2000 functioned in discourse?   To begin to understand how the post year 2000 future can look like, we need to analyze how the year 2000 has functioned in our discourses. First, it has been an empirical indicator of progress, of the rise of the West. “Two thousand years […]

Feminist Critiques and Visions of the Future (1998)

By Ivana Milojević and Sohail Inayatullah Current trends One does not need to be an expert to realize that wherever we look, either into our past or into our present, either within our local community or around the world, one fact remains almost universal: society always treats its women worse than it treats its men. […]