The future is something all of us enter every day and face every tomorrow, whether we want to or not. Will this new world that is coming towards us, and which we will have a part in shaping, be a welcome one? One thing is for sure, the future will be very different from the present in many ways. Explore how here.
Click here for articles on Futurism.
Wikipedia article on Futurism.
Further explorations of Futurism.
List of Futurists
British journalist, writer and noble prize winner
This his website:
American writer and futurist. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
|Anna Lise Kjaer|
Danish futurist, keynote speaker. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
|Arthur C. Clarke|
British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
American Computer Scientist, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, java, SPARC, NFS, BSD, Solaris. IF you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4lrbngq
American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
Russian futurologist, politician, member of the Transhumanist Movement with his own blog. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/475xof9
American aerospace engineer, futurist, lecturer and author. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
David H. Holtzman
American security analyst, military code-breaker, futurist, activist, technologist and writer.
Hungarian-British electrical engineer and inventor. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
American inventor and early computer pioneer
Fereidoun M. Esfandiary
Persian, author, teacher, transhumanist, philosopher, futurist, and consultant
American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, creator of the series Star Trek. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
|George P. Dvorsky|
George P. Dvorsky
Canadian transhumanist, futurist and author of Sentient Developments Blog. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
An American writer, techno-utopian, intellectual, co-founder of the Discovery Institute, Republican Party activist, editor of Gilder Publishing LLC. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
English author and journalist, author of two famous books, 1984 and Animal Farm. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
Rear Admiral United States Navy, computer scientist, developed the first compiler for a computer programming language, popularized the term debugging for fixing computer glitches, worked on concepts that led to COBOL computer language. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
Austrian, innovator in robotics, artificial intelligence, faculty at Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
|Hugo de Garis|
Australian researcher in artificial intelligence and evolvable hardware, used genetic algorithms to evolve neural networks, believer in singularity. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
|Roxanne Meadows & Jacque Fresco|
American self-educated arthitectural desginer, social engineer, industrial desginer, author, lecturer, futurist and inventor, founder of The Venus Project. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4bklnyg.
American economist, writer, public speaker, political advisor and activist, president of the Foundation On Economic Trends. If you cannot see embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4lbqpx9.
Co-Founder and Director of Centre for Technology Policy Research, visiting Senior Professor at the London School of Economics. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4v8bj3k.
|Jerome C. Glenn|
American co-founder and Director of the Millennium Project, futurist and innovator. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4hpxqox.
American robotics expert, specializes on the relationship between robots and humans. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4bdbfrf.
|Joel de Rosnay|
Joel de Rosnay
French researcher in Molecular Biology at the MIT, futurist and science writer
American author and public speaker, futurist, author of the book Megatrends. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4fwh8mu.
American futurist, scholar of accelerating change, founder and president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4mx363q.
French author who pioneered science-fiction, author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey To The Center of The Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days as well as many other books. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/658n5hw.
British scientist and professor of cybernetics at University of Reading, UK, expert in robotics and direct interfaces between computer systems and the human brain
American writer, researcher, engineer, futurist and inventor, co-inventor of VRML
American author, public speaker, college instructor, founder of HowStuffWorks
Canadian writer, lecturer, college professor, philosopher, futurist and literary critic. IF you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4we38kf.
American author, producer, director and screenwriter, author of such books as Jurassic Park, ER, Disclosure and many others. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4aljjxn.
American physicist, professor of Theoretical Physics as City College of New York, expert in string theory, lecturer and writer. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4w63h2w.
American architect, founder of the Media Lab at MIT, as well as founder of OLPC, One Laptop Per Child. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/6jlkvbk.
American author, inventor and futurist
Raymond Spencer Rodgers
American educator, futurist and writer, with such books as Man in the Telesphere, as well as others
American physicist, specialized in the theory of quantum electrodynamics and superfluidity. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4roydwr.
American professor of economics, George Mason University and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4ka6ubf.
Australian author, futurist, entrepreneur and stockbroker, predicted the advent of social networks in 2002, with his concept of living networks, founded the think-tank Future Exploration Network. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/6a4lsxr.
Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy and satire. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/47lwxez.
|Stephen Euinn Cobb|
American author and magazine writer, host of the award-winning podcast The Future and You
American writer, editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, founder of The WELL, Global Business Network. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/35hwxeo.
American physicist, futurist, international consultant and writer of books such as Predictions, Conquering Uncertainty, An S-Shaped Trail to Wall Street
American engineer, science administrator, politically directed the Manhattan Project and co-founder of Raytheon (grandfather of George W. Bush)
|W. Warren Wagar|
American historian and future studies scholar, writer of such books as A Short History Of The Future
|Walter De Brouwer|
Belgian futurist, semiotician and internet entrepreneur, connected with the One Laptop Per Child Project. If you cannot see this embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/35hwxeo.
English author of comics , novels and television on subjects of transhumanism, nanotechnology, cryogenics and human enhancement. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://youtu.be/CLEg6gxzxRk
Dr. Milojevic is research director at Metafuture.org. She has background in sociology, gender studies, peace and futures studies. She is presently an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She is also a prolific author of such titles as, The Futures of Education: Pedagogies for an Emergent World (2008), and Educational Futures: Dominant and Contesting Visions (2010), and Neohumanist Educational Futures: Liberating the Pedagogical Intellect (2006).
Watch City Futures - imagining and creating desired futures in Educational & How-To | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com
A recognized and leading thinker among futurists, Ms. Jarratt has worked on a wide-ranging set of activities related to the future since 1984. An author, she has written books such as, From Scan to Plan: Integrating Trends Into The Strategy-Making Process (2003), Managing Your Future as an Association (1994), Future Work (1990), What Futurists Believe (1989) and Issues Management: How to Plan, Organize and Manage for the Future (1986). She is a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists. She is presently an Adjunct Professor of the University of Maryland-University College program in distance learning. She shared a Pulitzer Prize her earlier career as a journalist in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Describing herself as a "Metacog, futurist and thought architect tracking emerging media and technology trends & impacts," she is currently pursuing a masters degree in New Media Studies ad the New School in New York City. She directs a blog named emergent by design. She is director of the Foresight Education & Research Network. She is also developing an open source platform called "Junto" which will bring livestreaming video into a forum to plan action to drive humanity forward.
Her roles over the last 20 years as an intrapreneur, in-house futurist, change agent and executive in the rapidly changing high technology industry have allowed her to work in and on many decision-making processes and note a 'what's in this for humanity' gap in them.
This journey and passion was boosted by her actions as a leader in putting future consumer thinking on the corporate agenda when she was the global product marketing lead at Nokia during the 1990s, looking into the eyes of the beholder, the mobile humans, with a groundbreaking perspective. Since then more and more companies have recognized the sociological, psychological, ethnographic and other similar inputs as significant to a sustainable business.
After that cornerstone on her journey she has co-authored one book (Strategic Foresight: The Power of Standing in the Future - as Dominique Purcell) and contributed to another (Thinking about the Future - Guidelines for Strategic Foresight); founded an Internet B2B business to assist the 'Innovation Community' take ideas to commercialization; lectured to design students on the meaning and application of strategic foresight in the design process and formulated a mobile enterprise service offering for a leading IT services company [CSC].
In 2008 Dominique founded Hunome - the culmination of her pathways - It is a bit like 'Genomics' on thoughts about humans or 'Hunomics' on the Internet. Hunome seeks to transform humanity’s access to insights and thoughts on human nature and culture, providing a dynamic environment to share and draw insights: who we are, why we are, how we are, what makes us tick providing input for many professional, intellectual and personal needs. Hunome is in private mode. However, we do invite fellow humanity explorers to join us by registering on www.hunome.com/register.
"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve." Erich Fromm, Man for Himself, 1947
A specialist in marketing and communications in science, technology, strategy, foresight and facilitation (including emerging technologies), Dr. Alford communicates complex concepts and finds order in chaos. She has a Ph.D. in Minerals Science from the University of Queensland, Australia. She is the founder of Bridge8, a company dedicated to futurist principles. She serves on the boards of the Australian Network for Art and Technology and directs the Foresight Education Research Network.
A futurist, founder of the blog kedgeforward, he holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Foresight from Regent University. He has been a consultant for companies like Marriott, Mars, Kraft in transformational strategies.
Richard Slaughter is a futurist, teacher, innovator, editor and author. His most recent book is entitled, The Biggest Wakeup Call in History. He has a Ph.D. in Futures Studies from the University of Lancaster. He is currently director of Foresight International in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, a political scientist, is Professor at Tamkang University, Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies), Visiting Academic/Research Associate at Queensland University of Technology (Centre for Social Change Research); Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Faculty of Social Sciences and the Arts); and, Associate, Transcend Peace University. Inayatullah is a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and the World Academy of Art and Science. He is on the International Advisory Council of the World Future Society, and on the Professional Board of the Futures Foundation, Sydney.
|Cindy Frewen Wuellner|
A futurist, Dr. Wuellner has a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Architecture. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Future Studies Department, a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and Vice President, Board Member at the Kansas City Design Center. She is also an architect at BNIM Architects and blogger at her site Urbanverse.
Author, Independent Futurist, syndicated columnist. She has written such books as, Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy (1999), Planetary Leadership: Your Values, Beliefs and Actions Can Shape A Sustainable World (2004), Building a Win-Win World (1997) and Calvert-Henderson Quality Life Indicators (2000). If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4zvzr2s.
Dr. Boulding (1920-2010) had a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. She was secretary-General of the International PEace Research Association (IPRA), Chair of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (1967-1970), Professor at the University of Colorado (1967-1978), and Professor at Dartmouth College (1978-1985). She authored several books such as, The Underside of History: A View of Women Through Time (1976), Building a Global Civic Culture: Education for an Independent World (1988) and One Small Plot of Heaven: Reflections on Family Life by a Quaker Sociologist (1989). If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4ahpscx.