Foresight Guide seeks to be the world’s best
overview of general futures thinking and professional
foresight practice. It explores three processes, four
domains, eight skills, and twenty specialties that professionals
can use to create better universal, personal, global,
and organizational futures. It has 15 chapters, and
roughly 500 pages. It is written from an acceleration-aware,
evo devo, and evidence-based perspective.
The Guide will be posted permanently
free online, in a page-commentable form, June 30th,
2016, at ForesightGuide.com.
Amazon versions will come later.
Biweekly newsletter of ASF and Foresight
University. Three brief items to help you grow universal, personal,
global, and organizational (UPGO) foresight in our amazing, ever-accelerating
subscribers in Apr 2016.
in open internet television, a key educational platform we can
expect to emerge on the global web? Read or watch How
the Television Will be Revolutionized, John Smart.
Real broadband, open media standards, enterprising organizations,
independent politicians, and activist consumers will play key
roles in maturing this technology platform. The next twenty years
will bring much greater democracy, subcultural diversity, collective
intelligence, and more creative destruction to traditional film
and television media.
Science of Performance Curves, an EDU Workshop
presently in the planning stage. Would you like to sponsor or
volunteer to help us produce this?
explains the differential rates of acceleration in our technology
performance curves (computing, storage, bandwidth, energy production,
etc.) as documented in Performance
- The greatest gains occur in technologies where the rates of
miniaturization and virtualization
are the fastest. Why is this curious fact so little-known? What
are its business, policy, and social implications?
- Can we develop better predictive theories for the growth and
future of technology performance curves?
EDU is an
of scholars exploring evolutionary and developmental processes
in the universe and its subsystems. Interested in learning and
advancing the science and systems theory relevant to acceleration
studies? What is predictable in complex systems? What is accelerating
change? How do we differentiate between predictable and unpredictable
processes in the universe and its subsystems? Join us to discuss
these future-important questions.
1. Can ASF help your organization
with consulting, talks, reports, seminars, or workshops? See our
2. Looking for a good wiki directory
of global foresight? Visit Global
Foresight.org, ASF's wiki directory of Networks,
Events, Programs, People, Orgs, and Resources for emerging global
3. Desire a credential in foresight
work? See Foresight Graduate
Programs - Global List, ASF's list of top Primary
and Secondary graduate programs in professional foresight. Consider
these if you want interdisciplinary training in thinking about
issues of global progress and accelerating change.
4. Are you a foresight student,
educator, researcher, employer, alum, or advocate? Join the Foresight
Education and Research Network (FERNweb.org), a global
community of foresight students, researchers, educators (K-12,
university, professional) and employers working on projects to
advance foresight education and research.
5. Like to meet other foresighted
folks in your local community? Start a Future
Salon, on your own or with a co-moderator. Invite
interesting local thinkers to give free talks on future-oriented
topics once a month (or less), and go to dinner afterward for
more conversation. Grow your network of change- and innovation-oriented
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