This article is part of my Master’s Thesis - Future Imaginaries. Previous Chapter: 3.3.3 Common sense

The term “vision” is probably the most general concept of a future image within the scope of this paper. Practically all authors use it without being defined more precisely by even one. In general, it can be said that the vision stands for a mostly quite concrete idea of a certain future, which has a strong normative part. In many cases, it describes a future state in which a problem has been solved or a challenge overcome.1

The primary difference between visions and future imaginaries is that visions can be imagined by individuals, whereas future imaginaries are always shared by a group of people. Visions are often the starting point for Future Imaginaries and can develop into them through dissemination.2

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  1. cf. Dignum, M. (2013). The power of large technological visions: the promise of hydrogen energy (1970-2010). ’s-Hertogenbosch: Uitgeverij BOXpress. 

  2. cf. Jasanoff, S. (2015). Future Imperfect: Science, Technology, and the Imaginations of Modernity. In Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power. University of Chicago Press., p. 2 

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