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Imagining the Future of Travel: Technology and Sustainability Transitions

Tussyadiah, Iis and Miller, Graham (2019) Imagining the Future of Travel: Technology and Sustainability Transitions e-Review of Tourism Research.

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Abstract

Employing narrative futuring through “letters from the future” technique, this study captures travelers’ imagination of how travel will be in 20 years as they position themselves to pre-experience it. Key themes extracted from the letters include the (desired) future states of technology, reflecting expectation of technical feasibility of artificial intelligence (AI), and the world around them, echoing concerns towards environmental and social sustainability. Especially critical is the link between advancements in technology and sustainability, provoking relevant stakeholders to start taking responsibilities to prepare for what might come and steer the development of AI to benefit society at large.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Tussyadiah, Iisi.tussyadiah@surrey.ac.uk
Miller, GrahamG.Miller@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 31 October 2019
Copyright Disclaimer : This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Uncontrolled Keywords : artificial intelligence, technology, narrative futuring, sustainability transition
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 31 Jan 2020 09:36
Last Modified : 31 Jan 2020 09:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853513

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