About this site

The open conspiracy is a book by H G Wells first published in 1928. The book has been controversial. Its subjects are very close to the big moral dilemmas of our times and the contemporary crises in human and planetary affairs. I found reading it a profound experience. In this site I will publish commentary on ideas about ideas that want to change the world for the better, starting from The Open Conspiracy, but also drawing on other books, old and more recent ones.

About me

My name is Nikos Kastrinos. I am a former official of the EU and a scholar of the politics of science, technology and innovation. I have spent the last 12 years promoting the use of foresight and futures studies in policy. I am passionate about generating value from research in the social sciences and humanities, addressing global climate change and the challenges of the Anthropocene, and doing the right thing.

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