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Factors in Envisioning, Designing,
and Implementing Hypothetical
and Theoretical Transdisciplinary Systems

Emerging and
Future Science
and Technology
by S. Mason Dambrot

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cience and technology have two faces: knowledge that exists and knowledge that does not
yet exist-that is, 1) developments based on
extrapolation of current and emerging R&D
trends and 2) envisioned futures derived
from imagination and Einstein's gedankenexperiment

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(visualized thought experiments). Those who are lured by
the latter are driven by the call of the new, the open-ended
diversity of the imagination, and the promise of the multivariate structure of transdisciplinarity, coupled with creativity and futurology, that generates the emergence of
new science, technology, research, and hypothetical and
theoretical systems (i.e., systems based on hypotheses and
theories, respectively). Transdisciplinarity often addresses
a wide range of domains that include not only science and
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