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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.


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List of Futurists
Adrian Berry
Adrian Berry
British journalist, writer and noble prize winner
This his website: 
http://www.adrianberry.net/


Alvin Toeffler
Alvin Toeffler
American writer and futurist.  If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: 
http://tinyurl.com/4t4pvap


Anna Lise Kjaer
Anna Lise Kjaer
Danish futurist, keynote speaker.  If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
http://tinyurl.com/4dv46w6



Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur 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:
http://tinyurl.com/4nljuo7


Bill Joy
Bill Joy
American Computer Scientist, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, java, SPARC, NFS, BSD, Solaris.  IF you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
http://tinyurl.com/4g6gr7k


Buckminster Fuller




Buckminster Fuller
American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.  If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/4lrbngq



Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan
American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author.  If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
http://tinyurl.com/4tft8wb


Danila Medvedev
Danila Medvedev
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


Dandridge Cole
Daindridge MacFarian Cole
American aerospace engineer, futurist, lecturer and author.  If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
http://tinyurl.com/45ztjmv


David Holtzman








David H. Holtzman
American security analyst, military code-breaker, futurist, activist, technologist and writer.


Dennis Gabor
Dennis Gabor
Hungarian-British electrical engineer and inventor. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
http://tinyurl.com/4ner4h7.



Douglas Engelbart


Douglas Engelbart
American inventor and early computer pioneer


Fereidoun M. Esfandiary
Persian, author, teacher, transhumanist, philosopher, futurist, and consultant






Gene Roddenberry


Gene Roddenberry
American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, creator of the series Star Trek.  If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link: 
http://tinyurl.com/4o8wewe.


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:
http://tinyurl.com/4j7ynax.


George Gilder


George Gilder
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:
http://tinyurl.com/4cor6rs
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George Orwell


George Orwell
English author and journalist, author of two famous books, 1984 and Animal Farm. If you cannot see the embedded video here is the link:
http://tinyurl.com/4t4jgqu.




Grace Hopper
Grace Hopper
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:
http://tinyurl.com/47zmh6m.




Hans Moravec
Hans Moravec
Austrian, innovator in robotics, artificial intelligence, faculty at Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University




Hugo de Garis
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: 
http://tinyurl.com/4qosysh.




Roxanne Meadows & Jacque Fresco
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.




Jeremy Rifkin




Jeremy Rifkin
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.




Jerry Fishenden
Jerry Fishenden
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
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.




Joann Pransky






Joann Pransky
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


John Naisbitt


John Naisbitt
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.




John Smart




John Smart
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.




Jules Verne
Jules Verne
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.




Kevin Warwick
Kevin Warwick
British scientist and professor of cybernetics at University of Reading, UK, expert in robotics and direct interfaces between computer systems and the human brain


Mark Pesce
Mark Pesce
American writer, researcher, engineer, futurist and inventor, co-inventor of VRML




Marshall Brain






Marshall Brain
American author, public speaker, college instructor, founder of HowStuffWorks


Marshall McLuhan




Marshall McLuhan
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.


Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
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.




Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku
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.




Nichols Negroponte




Nicholas Negroponte
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.




Raymond Kurzweil
Raymond Kurzweil
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


Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman
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.




Robin Hanson
Robin Hanson
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.




Ross Dawson
Ross Dawson
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.


Stanislaw Lem
Stanislaw Lem
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
Stephen Euinn Cobb
American author and magazine writer, host of the award-winning podcast The Future and You




Stewart Brand
Stewart Brand
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.


Theodore Modis
Theodore Modis
American physicist, futurist, international consultant and writer of books such as Predictions, Conquering Uncertainty, An S-Shaped Trail to Wall Street


Vannevar Bush
Vannevar Bush
American engineer, science administrator, politically directed the Manhattan Project and co-founder of Raytheon (grandfather of George W. Bush)


W. Warren Wagar
W. Warren Wagar
American historian and future studies scholar, writer of such books as A Short History Of The Future




Walter De Brouwer
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.




Warren Ellis


Warren Ellis
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





Jason Ling


Jason Ling


Ivana Milojevic
Ivana Milojević
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).



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Jennifer Jarratt


Jennifer Jarratt
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.


Venessa Miemis
Venessa Miemis
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.



Dominique Jaurola
Dominique Jaurola
Dominique is dedicated to a better future - in particular through providing a habitat on the net for humanity explorers: Those who work in fields where understanding how humanity works is at the core or have a curiosity about our humanness and wish to make decisions where humanity's interest is considered.

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



Kristin Alford
Kristin Alford
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.


Frank Spencer
Frank Spencer
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
Richard Slaughter
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.


Sohail Inayatullah
Sohail Inayatullah
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.


Elise Boulding

Cindy Frewen Wuellner
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.


Hazel Henderson
Hazel Henderson
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.


Elise Boulding
Elise Boulding
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.