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IPTS - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies Views: 9801
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The mission of the IPTS is to provide techno-economic analysis to support the European decision-makers. It monitors and analyses science and technology related developments, their cross sectoral impacts, interrelationships and implications for future policy development.

Shaping Tomorrow Views: 9802
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Shaping Tomorrow is an essential anticipatory intelligence tool. The service covers all aspects of futures, strategic planning and change management. It includes over 29,000 Insights and 3,300+ organised Trends from more than 6,500 web sites of the futurist community, strategists, change masters, news sites and the private libraries of key organisations and respected futurists. This makes Shaping Tomorrow a the most comprehensive, in-depth single source web site for foresight and perspective anywhere in the world. Shaping Tomorrow has attracted 12,500 future focused members and organisations in over 100 countries in just five years. Their experience and interest range through business, academia, government and not-for-profit organisations. Membership is open to all.

Toffler Associates Views: 9802
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Alvin Toffler holds many honorary doctorates and other awards. He has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the world's most reputable and influential futurist. The name Toffler is synonymous with the future.

Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies Views: 9802
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The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies is an independent think tank working for companies and organisations on a membership basis. We analyse trends that influence the future locally and internationally.

Institute for the Future Views: 9802
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Since 1968, the Institute for the Future (IFTF) has helped members make sense out of complexity. With 34 years of experience, IFTF researchers are experts in forecasting and mapping critical technological, demographic, and business trends and analyzing their implications for our members. In essence, we make sense out of alternative futures that are important to society, to help organizations make better decisions in the present.

World Future Society Views: 9802
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The World Future Society is an association of people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future. The Society was founded in 1966 and is chartered as a nonprofit educational and scientific organization in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. The Society strives to serve as a neutral clearinghouse for ideas about the future. Ideas about the future include forecasts, recommendations, and alternative scenarios. These ideas help people to anticipate what may happen in the next 5, 10, or more years ahead. When people can visualize a better future, then they can begin to create it. Who belongs to the Society? Membership is open to anyone who would like to know more about what the future will hold. The Society includes 25,000 people in more than 80 countries--from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Members come from all walks of life. They include sociologists, scientists, corporate planners, educators, students, and retirees. They are thinking people who seek a better future for themselves and society.

Acceleration Studies Foundation Views: 9803
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ASF is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaged in outreach, education, research, and selective advocacy with respect to communities and technologies of accelerating change. Specifically, we seek: 1. To promote a multidisciplinary and critical understanding of accelerating processes of planetary change, in service to better economic, political, social, professional and personal development. 2. To improve the methods individuals and organizations use to innovate, plan, profit from, and predict the future by advancing the disciplines of Acceleration Studies, Development Studies, Futures Studies, Technology Roadmapping, and Forecasting. 3. To broadly help individuals, organizations, business, and society to discover and create a future of "exponential promise".

African Futures Institute Views: 9802
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The African Future Institute (AFI) was established in early 2004 to sustain prospective thinking in Africa by optimising on the achievements of the African Futures project (AF).The African Futures project was set up in 1992 by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to assist African countries to conduct perspective studies and develop a long-term vision for their development process.Between 1992 and 2003, AF provided technical support for the development or implementation of twenty-five national long-term prospective studies (NLTPS) which contributed to mobilize in Africa a large segment of development players and have them ponder over alternative visions and strategies within the time frame of a generation.In addition to providing direct technical support to such studies by training high-level officials involved, AF has also published several studies and documents.

Arlington Institute Views: 9801
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Founded in 1989 by futurist John L. Petersen, The Arlington Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research institute that specializes in thinking about global futures and trying to influence rapid, positive change. We encourage systemic, non-linear approaches to planning and believe that effective thinking about the future is enhanced by applying newly emerging technology. Therefore, we strive to be agents of change by creating intellectual frameworks & tool-sets for understanding the transition in which we are living.

Australian Foresight Institute Views: 9802
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Welcome to the Australian Foresight Institute (AFI). In this site you will find information about the Master of Science in Strategic Foresight program, answers to frequently asked questions, many resources and links, and biographies of AFI staff and some of AFI's foresight practitioner associates. You'll also find sections on Integral Futures, papers, and overviews of innovative research. A key concept in our perspective is Strategic Foresight. It indicates both a symbolic domain and an applied field of practice. We believe that high quality foresight will be a cornerstone of organisational success and social viability in the 21st Century.

Brookings Institution Views: 9801
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The Brookings Institution is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, education, and publication focused on public policy issues in the areas of economics, foreign policy, and governance. The goal of Brookings activities is to improve the performance of American institutions and the quality of public policy by using social science to analyze emerging issues and to offer practical approaches to those issues in language aimed at the general public.

Chronicle of the Future Views: 9801
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In bringing you tomorrow's news today, we have mapped a path from the already familiar landscape of life in 2000 through to the uncharted territories of 2050.

Club of Amsterdam Views: 9802
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The Club of Amsterdam helps shape your future in the Knowledge Society. It is an independent, international think tank that supports thought leaders and knowledge workers to form opinions, visions and agendas about preferred futures. The Club of Amsterdam provides resources through publishing and organizes events, seminars, workshops and exhibitions.

Club of Budapest Views: 9801
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The Club of Budapest was founded in 1993 by Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo. The city of the foundation, the namesake of the Club, lies at the heart of Europe and is spread out over both banks of the River Danube. The successful merging of the two cities Buda and Pest is symbolized by the famous Chain Bridge. It visualizes our ambition to build bridges between generations and cultures. Therefore, it was selected as the logo and signet for the objectives of the Club.

Club of Vienna Views: 9801
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The CLUB OF VIENNA is an international association of individuals interested in social, scientific, economic and ecological issues who have proven professional expertise in these areas. The Club of Vienna has no party political ties and is exclusively responsible for its decisions. Currently comprising 19 members, it forms a union of recognised scientists and experts who are able to present reliable, far-sighted expertise on topics of public significance.

DeeDee Gordon & Sharen Lee Views: 9801
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look-look.com: information & research connecting you to youth culture.

Dr Patrick Dixon - Global Change Ltd Views: 9801
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"Dr Patrick Dixon is often described in the media as" Europe's leading Futurist", an authority on global trends. He has also been ranked as one of the 50 most influential business thinkers alive today. He is frequently sought after for news comment on major issues which will profoundly affect our future and how we should deal with them. He is also often featured in documentaries."

Dynamo Views: 9802
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The Dynamo Database is a result of the co-operation between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and TNO and considered a core tool in the foresight process of the Ministry of economic affairs. It is an relational database that facilitates the information management and analysis of foresight studies. It links future innovations and issues to research, business, trends and other dimensions. It enables systematic gathering and analysis to find relations between business, research and other organisational aspects.

European Foresight Academy Views: 9802
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The European Foresight Academy is a pilot programme of Foresight teaching and awareness raising. It aims at designing and testing some training modules in the field of Foresight and Strategic Perspective Studies with the final goal of establishing a permanet international programme.

European Foresight Monitoring Network Views: 9801
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The EFMN or European Foresight Monitoring Network monitors ongoing and emerging foresight activities and disseminates information about these activities to a network of policy researchers, foresight practitioners. It supports the work of policy professionals at regional and national level. The EFMN is part of the European Foresight Knowledge Sharing Platform. It monitors and maps Foresight activities all over the world. By April 2006 the EFMN had already identified and mapped more than 1000 foresight initiatives in countries as varied as the EU member states, Japan, China and Korea, the US, Canada and Brazil.

European Foundation ... Views: 9802
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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The Foundation is a European Union body, one of the first to be established to work in specialised areas of EU policy. Specifically, it was set up by the European Council, to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe. The Foundation is a knowledge source about socio-economic progress in the European Union.

European Monitoring Centre on Change - EMCC Views: 9801
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The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is a place for exchanging practice, information and ideas on the management and anticipation of change.

Extropy Institute Views: 9802
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Extropy Institute is a networking ideas exchange devoted to developing strategies for the future. Extropy is a symbol for continued progress and reflects the extent of a living or organizational system’s intelligence, functional order, vitality, and capacity and drive for improvement. Extropy is an essential element of transhumanism.

Extropy Institute - ExI Views: 9802
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The Extropy Institute (ExI) is a not-for-profit educational organization. It is the original international transhumanist organization founded in 1988 to incubate positive futures. Extropy Institute acts as a networking and information center for those seeking to foster our continuing evolutionary advance by using technology to extend healthy life, augment intelligence, optimize psychology, and improve social systems. Through its networking function, the Institute brings together the finest critical and creative minds to challenge conventional thinking about human limits and to develop, critique, and implement new ideas about the use of technologies of all kinds to improve the future. As an information center, the Institute acts as a repository and portal for detailed information on advanced technologies, their positive potentials, their challenges, and their possible dangers.

Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve Views: 9802
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Faith Popcorn, best-selling author of Dictionary of the Future, EVEolution, Clicking, and The Popcorn Report is founder of BrainReserve, the futurist marketing consultancy she established in 1974.

Fast Future Views: 9802
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A futures and innovation consultancy formed in October 1999 to enable clients to create rich future oriented conversations within the organisation. Our approaches help generate fast insights into alternative futures and enable clients to use these insights to drive strategic change, innovation and new venture creation. Fast Future draws on an international network of partners who develop innovative, participative approaches to help clients engage with the future and develop powerful insights that lead to imaginative strategies and result in rapid change and demonstrable commercial returns.

Finland Futures Academy FFA Views: 9802
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In co-operation with the Finnish universities, Finland Futures Research Centre has made a major initiative to found a national network as an institute of futures studies. The institute is called Finland Futures Academy (FFA). It will function as networking of universities, polytechnics and other relevant partners in the field of futures studies.

Finland Futures Research Centre Views: 9801
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Finland Futures Research Centre is an organisation for futures research, education and development, which has operations on local, national and international level. The Centre produces and promotes visionary information on the future trends of society and the environment. With its multidisciplinary resources it is able to meet the needs of its customers, which range from academic institutions to public organisations and the business world. Extended networks of co-operation guarantee the Centre access to the latest ideas, visions and methods to deal with and evaluate perceptions of the future.

Finnish Society for Futures Studies Views: 9802
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The Finnish Society for Futures studies was established in 1980 on the recommendation of the government's Central Board of Research Councils. Fourteen Finnish institutions of higher education were the founding members, and 14 additional institutions and over 700 individuals have since joined the society. Honorary memberships have been offered to Prof. Pekka Jauho of the Finnish Academy and Prof. Kaarlo Hartiala, Prof. Georg Henrik von Wright, Prof. Sven Krohn, Minister Sakari T. Lehto, Prof. Matti Vapaavuori, Prof. Pentti Malaska, Prof. Ilkka Niiniluoto, Prof. Ilkka Virtanen and Prof. Olavi Borg.

Forum for the Future Views: 9803
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The mission of Forum for the Future is to accelerate the building of a sustainable way of life, taking a positive, solutions oriented approach.

Foundation For the Future Views: 9802
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The Foundation For the Future was established to promote scholarly research to better understand the factors that may have a major impact on the future of humanity. The Foundation For the Future is engaging in a broad range of activities that are focused on this purpose, including the sponsorship of basic research into those social, genetic, biological, medical, psychological, physiological, cultural, and environmental factors that have or will have an impact on the quality of human life during coming millennia. There are many public and private foundations and international organizations that attempt to deal with current and near-term future problems affecting the quality of human life. The Foundation For the Future focuses its attention on the long-term survivability of humanity and supports research and sponsors symposia whose purpose is to identify the most critical factors that may affect future human life on Earth.

Futur Views: 9801
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Human needs as the mainstay of research policy. Asking the right questions today. Having the correct answers at hand for important challenges tomorrow. It was based on this demand that I initiated Futur, the German research dialogue, in spring 2001. Several lead visions for research policy have since been created and are now being implemented in BMBF research support programmes. Like signposts, they point out the direction that research should follow in the future. More lead visions will follow: not least of all because the international evaluation demonstrated that Futur sets new standards at an international level and, therefore, definitely has to be continued. In the future the process will continue to focus on an intensive exchange between experts from various social groups because human needs shall be the mainstay of our research policy. We are convinced that many interesting solutions only arise when people with different backgrounds exchange information. This is why we are increasing the dialogue in other areas of society and also initiating “Thinking about the Future” in these areas. Futur not only offers a platform for this exchange but also the opportunity for a research policy with foresight. Only when we recognize and exploit our future opportunities at an early stage will we be able to optimally react to the challenges of tomorrow. This is why Germany needs a participatory foresight process such as Futur. E. Bulmahn

Future Exploration Network Views: 9802
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Future Exploration Network assists major organizations globally to gain insights into the future and develop strategies that create competitive advantage. Its unique services are delivered from its deep in-house expertise, complemented by a broad network of global best-of-breed experts Clients of FEN’s key executives include American Express, CNET, Coca-Cola, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, News Corporation, SAP, Toyota, Unilever, and Virgin.

future facing Views: 9801
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Articles and views on life in the future based on the latest trends and breakthroughs.

Future Journeys Views: 9802
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Future Journeys assists organizations to recognize and understand the future. A leader in experiential and deep learning processes, Future Journeys will support you while your company gains the competencies necessary to thrive in the future. Future-focused capabilities will help your organisation to deliver new products, new services, and new processes.

Future Salon Views: 9802
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The Future Salon is making a rapidly changing world fascinating, manageable, and profitable for you. We are over 600 mostly Bay Area people interested in exploring possible futures and influencing our future in a positive way.

Future Studio Views: 9801
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The Future Studio helps companies, governments and non-profit institutions face the future. We don't predict it. Nobody can. We do apply industry foresight and future management techniques to the decision-making process, to help clients better manage uncertainty and profit from change.

Future Web Views: 9801
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Futures studies serves the needs of individuals, groups, organizations and governments that must understand possible changes in their long-term future and respond accordingly. Futurists describe change in terms of long-term trend analysis or scenarios. They help their clients respond by assisting them in visioning, strategic planning and the management of issues and organizational change. As the speed of change increases and the consequence of decision multiplies, more and more individuals and organizations will need a futures perspective to survive and be successful. Therefore, we are expecting continuing growth for the field, particularly as we move further into the new millennium.

FutureManagementGroup Views: 9802
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The FutureManagementGroup AG is an internationally active group of experts in FutureManagement for companies, organizations and governments and has been in the market since 1991 as Micic & Partner. The FutureManagementGroup AG was founded in 2002 as spin-off of Micic & Partner.

Futures Foundation Views: 9801
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The Futures Foundation promotes greater interest in, and understanding of, the future. Future Studies provides tools and perspectives to assist individuals and businesses today in preparing a more ideal tomorrow. The Foundation utilizes this discipline in planning and strategy.

FuturesWatch.org Views: 9801
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The primary focus of FuturesWatch.org is the development and application of a new generation of web-based tools to help us all anticipate and adapt to a world of rapid economic, technological, social and political change, and to enable greater control of individuals in building a future that benefits each of individually and collectively.

FutureTrends.TV Views: 9801
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Craig Rispin is a business futurist, trends tracker and technology guru. From age 10 he began teaching business people about the trends and technology that would change their businesses...and lives...forever!

Futuribles Views: 9803
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Futuribles is an independent, private organisation. Its overall aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the contemporary world and, using an approach that is strongly interdisciplinary and forward-looking, to explore the possible futures (in French: “futurs possibles”), the issues involved, and the policies and strategies that might be adopted.

Futurist.com Views: 9801
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Futurist.com is a Portal to the Future, a website focused on the dissemination of information about the future and how to create it. It provides information about many future related topics.

Generon Views: 9801
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Generon works with leaders of corporate, governmental, and civil society organizations—and with cross-boundary, tri-sectoral initiatives—in bringing forth the highest future potential of the systems they lead.

Global Business Network - GBN Views: 9801
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As a worldwide membership organization, GBN engages in a collaborative exploration of the future, discovering the frontiers of knowledge and creating innovative tools for strategic action.

Global Foresight Associates Views: 9801
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global foresight associates is a futures research and consulting firm that offers ideas and insights about the future to help our clients determine the strategic implications of change for their business and industry.

Global Future Forum Views: 9801
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The global future forum is an idea which germinated within Unisys during the millennium year: in itself, it is a nugget of future-thinking. No organization then existed to bring together the work of the world’s futurists, and inject it into the wide business world. Not just to provide easier access to futurist sources for those businesspeople looking for them; but to approach all the senior businesspeople – the ones whose decisions not only help shape the future, but also rest upon their reading of it – tap them on the shoulder and say: "I have something that could help you. Talk to me". The global future forum is an independent partnership of futurists, academics and businesspeople, committed to helping organizations extend their strategic planning horizons, and better prepare for the future. It offers business a single point of access to the world’s leading future-thinkers, and develops the knowledge-bases and methodologies to enable business to adopt future-thinking as an integral part of their strategic planning process. And it offers futurists an opportunity to apply their expertise to today’s business challenges, in an actionable and practical way.

Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies Views: 9802
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The Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies (HRCFS) was created by the Hawaii State Legislature in 1971. Originally placed within the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, it serves as a futures research arm for public agencies, private groups, and individuals who require assistance in locating future-oriented information or experts. Since January 2005 the Center is within the Department of Political Science so that it can work more closely with the Alternative Futures Graduate Option there. Dr. Jim Dator has been the Director of the Center and the Alternative Futures Option since their founding. The legislation creating the Center stated that it is to encourage and promote the research, development, and use of futures studies--theories, methods, and designs. It is also to maintain a database of studies, individuals, and groups concerned with futures in Hawaii, the U.S., and globally.

Hungarian Futures Studies Views: 9801
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This homepage introduces the history, the academic institutions and the research fields of Hungarian Futures Studies, as well as its educational specialities, forums and international relations.

Infinite Futures Views: 9801
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Since 1980, my futures work has focussed on facilitating futures fluency: helping groups of people explore -- and celebrate! -- the myriad possibilities that change creates. This focus on process, rather than output per se, has resulted in over a decade of participatory futures work: designing sea-level-rise/environmental management workshops for leaders in the Republic of the Marshall Islands; helping U.S. court administrators envision the future of justice; exploring alternative futures for human endeavours in space with participants at the International Space University; and building alternative scenarios for dental health policy in Great Britain. While such projects required every aspect of futures research -- identifying emerging issues of change, imagining the alternative futures arising from various trends, envisioning preferred futures as goals, planning strategies to create those visions, and monitoring progress towards the vision -- my focus, and the focus of Infinite Futures, is on workshop design, facilitation, and documentation.

Institute for Alternative Futures Views: 9802
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The Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) is a think tank located in Alexandria, Virginia. IAF was founded in 1977 by Dr. Clement Bezold, Dr. James Dator, and Alvin Toffler. The mission of IAF is to help individuals and organizations more wisely choose and create the futures they prefer.

Institute for Futures Research (IFR) Views: 9802
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Established in 1974, the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) is a research institution of the University of Stellenbosch specialising in futures studies primarily as a support service for knowledge and strategic management.

Institute for Futures Studies Views: 9802
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The Institute for Futures Studies is financed partly through government funds and partly through external grants from public and private financiers. The 9 members of the Institute’s board of directors are appointed by the Government. The secretariat of the Institute consists of six staff members, including the director of the Institute, and is collectively responsible for the Institute’s activities. At present, twentyfive researchers and research assistants are at work within the framework of the research program. The Swedish government has financed futures studies since 1973. The first institute for futures studies, the Secretariat for Futures Studies functioned as a complement to the Prime Minister's Office. In 1980, the secretariat was made a unit of the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, and in 1987 activities were reorganized into an independent research foundation. The Institute now has its offices at No. 33 Drottninggatan in Stockholm.

Institute for Global Futures Views: 9802
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Complex new innovations and trends are rapidly reshaping markets, industries and society. We have entered a new era where the knowledge of key trends is mission-critical to the future success of every enterprise. Global competition, changing demographics, emerging technologies and digital customers are creating a new business reality. The landscape of business is exploding with real-time change. Business intelligence about strategic change is the currency that the Institute For Global Futures has been providing to clients worldwide since 1990. The Institute for Global Futures is a San Francisco based think tank that offers business strategy and forecasts about leading-edge innovations and trends. IGF provides keynote presentations, research services, and strategy consulting to the Fortune 1000, associations and governments. IGF was founded by Dr. James Canton; noted futurist, author and digital entrepreneur.

IZT [German] Views: 9801
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Das IZT - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung [IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment] wurde 1981 gegründet. Es ist unabhängig und als gemeinnützige Forschungseinrichtung anerkannt. Das IZT verfolgt als zentrales Satzungsziel die interdisziplinäre Erarbeitung zukunftsorientierter Projektstudien mit langfristiger gesellschaftlicher Bedeutung. Zukünfte entwickeln sich nicht entlang einzelner Wissenschaftsdisziplinen oder Praxisbereiche, sondern übergreifend und vernetzend. So auch ihre Erforschung und Gestaltung.

Joseph Coates Consulting Futurist, Inc. Views: 9802
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Joe Coates is a renowned thinker, writer, and speaker on the future.

KurzweilAI.net Views: 9801
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"KurzweilAI.net features the big thoughts of today's big thinkers examining the confluence of accelerating revolutions that are shaping our future world, and the inside story on new technological and social realities from the pioneers actively working in these arenas."

Leading Futurists Views: 9801
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Organizational resilience and learning are critical in uncertain times. Leading Futurists helps people who want to anticipate and detect early signals of change so that their organizations can quickly adapt and maintain their competitive success into the future. Leading Futurists can turn its tools of foresight, scenario building, and futures insight to your advantage.

Long Now Foundation Views: 9801
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The Long Now Foundation was established in 1996 to develop Clock and "Library" projects as well as to become the seed of a very long term cultural institution. It has been nearly 10,000 years since the end of the last ice age and the beginnings of civilization. Progress lately is often measured on a "faster/cheaper" scale. The Long Now Foundation seeks to promote "slower/better" thinking and to foster creativity in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

Max More Views: 9802
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"Max More's ideas are very influential among other "big thinkers," who in turn are influence leaders themselves. Max's writings represent well grounded science futurism, and reflect a sophisticated understanding of technology trends." — Ray Kurzweil

Metafuture.org Views: 9801
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Welcome to Metafuture.org - hosted by Sohail Inayatullah and Ivana Milojevic, this site explores these and many more futures-oriented issues. Along with articles by Inayatullah and Milojevic, you can access material by leading futurists living in Australia and New Zealand, including Robert Burke, Marcus Bussey, Richard Eckersley, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Alan Fricker, Jennifer Gidley, Francis Hutchinson, Rosaleen Love, Richard Slaughter, Tony Stevenson, Paul Wildman and David Wright.

Millennium Project Views: 9801
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The Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University is a global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgements from its several hundred participants to produce the annual "State of the Future", "Futures Research Methodology" series, and special studies such as the Future Scenarios for Africa, Lessons of History, Environmental Security, Applications of Futures Research to Policy, and a 400+ annotated scenarios bibliography.

Münchener Institut für Zukunftsforschung - MIZ Views: 9802
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Das 1998 gegründete Münchener Institut für Zukunftsforschung (MIZ) ist ein interdisziplinäres Netzwerk von Zukunftsforschern, das sich auf die Generierung und Vermittlung von Zukunftswissen spezialisiert hat. Als politisch und wirtschaftlich unabhängige Forschungsinstitution, hat sich das MIZ zur Aufgabe gemacht wissenschaftliche Grundlagenforschung und anwendungs-orientierte Strategieplanung zusammenzubringen.

Navigator Network Views: 9801
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The Navigator Network is an initiative funded by and in association with the Ministry of Research Science and Technology. The purpose of the Network is to provide 'early alerts' to emerging areas of science and technology (with a particular emphasis on biotechnology and nanotechnology). These early alerts will provide opportunities for some pro-active thinking about possible implications of such developments for New Zealand and will provide inputs for policy and operations across government. The Network will be considering both advances in science, and developments in the social, political and ethical dimensions of the context for science.

New Civilization Network - NCN Views: 9801
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The New Civilization Network (NCN) is a meeting place for people of good will who are working on building a world that works for all of us. A world of increased quality of life, freedom, fun and inspiration for all. A world where the needs of all of humanity are met.

New Zealand Futures Trust Views: 9801
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The New Zealand Futures Trust is an independent non-profit organisation whose members aim to identify developments and changes affecting the lives and aspirations of New Zealanders, and to promote debate about possible futures.

OECD International Futures Programme Views: 9801
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The Futures Network includes government agencies, corporate planning departments, research institutes and individuals who share a common intrest in long-term economic and social developments and related policy issues. IFP Partners are corporations, government agencies and departments, and institutes which co-operate with the International Futures Programme and support its activities with grants and voluntary contributions.

Plausible Futures Newsletter Views: 9801
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The Plausible Futures Newsletter is a news service for the future studies community edited by independent researcher Ole Peter Galaasen based in Oslo, Norway. The initial idea behind Plausible Futures was to use the internet to collect and present news and analysis on different management topics. Throughout the years the site has grown in complexity and the coverage today spans diverse science and humanistic topics. The objective of this website is to help organizations and individuals discern the news and background information available on the internet related to the future. The key topics of this site is new technology, management theory and long term large-scale change.

Practical Foresight Guide Views: 9801
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Guide objectives This free guide provides commercial, not-for-profit, government organizations and future-interested people with a concise approach to developing systematic, collaborative foresight capabilities with limited external help and at low cost: - practical guidance on how to accomplish specific foresight tasks - information and examples of best and next practice - advice on designing strategic foresight projects and programs - a reference guide - a refresher and reminder of ways to approach different issues - the ingredients to achieve successful outcomes and observable improvements - the potential to create "disruptive" innovation - bulleted check-lists to remind, provoke, and ensure completeness

Prediction Science Views: 9801
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Our mission is to advance the effectiveness of worldwide long-term decision-making for the benefit of all people through information collection and delivery. We believe that advancing the effectiveness of all long-term decision-making will ultimately lead to a better world overall. Since everyone makes world-changing long-term decisions, we serve all people and organizations, whether we personally agree with their decisions or not. In addition to promoting all people as decision-makers, our mission entails promoting them as potential contributors to the decision-making of others. Thus, it entails promoting the expression, participation and appreciation of the full range of diverse perspectives in all decision-making processes. Finally, we recognize the need to develop and promote new resources, organizations, methods and technologies to support our mission. We interpret this mission as requiring that we engage such pursuits in ways that yield sustainable results and which promote free access and open participation.

Prospectiva Views: 9801
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Prospectiva helps clients narrow the gap between the certain and uncertain; the known and unknown; leading to authentic insights about possible, probable and preferred futures for their organizations.

Prospective-Foresight Network Views: 9803
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Dedicated to the professionals of the Foresight and to all those which take part closely or by far in this intellectual indiscipline, Prospective-Foresight Network accomodates you on his space of communication and exchanges of informations. Our association aims to diffuse the philosophy of the foresight, its methods and its applications, to develop its actors, the results of their studies and their actions on the ground. It has also the role to inform of the current events of the sector and to promote the community of the professionals of the foresight in France and throughout the world. We enrich mutually by our experiments, our knowledge, our differences. Just like the future, this space belongs to you! As of now, let us work out the possible futures together and prepare tomorrow.

Prospektiker Views: 9801
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Founded in 1987, Prospektiker is an independent company, which specializes on foresight and prospective - strategic studies for the public and private sector. The company's main purpose is that of exploring the possible futures.

Schweizerische Vereinigung für Zukunftsforschung Views: 9802
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(German) Die Schweizerische Vereinigung für Zukunftsforschung ist eine der grössten nationalen Gesellschaften für Zukunftsforschung der Welt - in absoluten Mitgliederzahlen und im Verhältnis zur Bevölkerungszahl.

Sekretariat für Zukunftsforschung - SFZ Views: 9802
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Das Sekretariat für Zukunftsforschung (SFZ) ist eine interdisziplinäre Forschungseinrichtung. Es arbeitet finanziell, organisatorisch und politisch unabhängig.

Social Technologies Views: 9801
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Social Technologies is a boutique-size firm with multinational-size ideas and clients. We work at the cutting edge, blending a strong grounding in futurist perspectives and methodologies with state-of-the-art strategic planning, management, and research services. At Social Technologies the core focus is on people—the true source of innovation—and how to lastingly elevate their actions and decisions for the benefit of the whole organization. That is what "Social Technologies" means: using technologies, processes, and knowledge resources to improve people's capacities, individually and organizationally.

St. Galler Zentrum für Zukunftsforschung [German] Views: 9801
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Das St. Galler Zentrum für Zukunftsforschung (SGZZ) wurde 1968 gegründet, um Studien und Prognosen über die langfristige soziale und ökonomische Entwicklung zu erstellen. Die Forschungs - und Dienstleistungsbreite wurde seitdem stark vegrössert, um Forschung für den Bund, private Firmen aber auch Organisationen und Konzerne anbieten zu können.

Strategic Foresight Group Views: 9801
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Strategic Foresight Group is a think tank that conducts research and launches policy change initiatives to help decision makers to anticipate and influence the future in uncertain times.

Strategic Futures International (SFI) Views: 9802
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Strategic Futures International (SFI) is a group of experienced professionals committed to advancing the state-of-the-art in strategic forecasting, planning, implementation, and assessment through specific, often complex, high-stakes assignments. SFI's mission is to apply this experience to enable clients to develop and exploit superior information about the future, internalize a shared understanding of its implications, and thereby manage more strategically to secure tomorrow's markets, opportunities, and performance.

UK Futurists Network (UKFN) Views: 9801
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The UK Futurists Network (UKFN) is a network of people concerned with developing insights and strategies and promoting futures research that can influence and improve the future quality of life for global communities. Subjects and themes covered by the UKFN embrace the social, political, economic, technological and demographic issues of the future that are challenging policy makers today.

Universal Alliance Views: 9802
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"Universal Alliance incorporating the Vision Quester News Agency, Phoenix New Life Poetry and Enchanting Sea Dragon Healing Sanctuary A Global network of individual world-servers, associations and NGO's dedicated to the creation of a One Humanity One World in Harmony with the rest of Creation, at all levels of earth, body, mind, soul and spirit, on the basis of an ethical socio-economics and politics rooted in non-violence. International Coordinator: - David Allen Stringer

Venus Project Views: 9802
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When one considers the enormity of the challenges facing human society today, we can safely conclude that the time is long over-due for us to reexamine our values and to reflect upon and evaluate some of the underlying issues and assumptions we have as a society. This self-analysis calls into question the very nature of what it means to be human, what it means to be a member of a "civilization," and what choices we can make today to ensure a prosperous future for all the world's people.

World Future Council Views: 9802
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A global citizens' community with common values does not have to be laboriously created. It already exists. There is widespread agreement on values and value priorities across continents, faiths, cultures and social classes. Our basic problem is that widely agreed values are not acted on. We believe that there is a serious need for a permanent international body which can speak for global citizen values and the long-term well being of the planet. The World Future Council will serve as a global conscience and a moral compass guiding domestic, foreign and international decisions that will lead to a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. The World Future Council will create a strong link between itself, policymakers and civil society to influence political decision-making.

World Futures Studies Federation Views: 9801
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The World Futures Studies Federation is an organization of some 500 individuals and 60 institutions around the world whose mission is to promote futures education and research. The WFSF is a global network of practicing futurists -- researchers, teachers, scholars, policy analysts, activists and others from over 80 countries -- established in 1967.

World Network of Religious Futurists Views: 9801
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The origins of the World Network of Religious Futurists date back to 1980. "Have you ever thought about the future of religion in the 21st century? You might be a Religious Futurist™ already, without ever being called one."

Z_ punkt Views: 9802
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Z_ punkt GmbH The Foresight Company is a think tank specialised in scientific futures studies. We offer framework knowledge to institutions and businesses - but we cannot predict the future. What we can do is develop scenarios of possible futures, based on short-, medium- and long-term trends. On this foundation, we identify and create possibilities of future-oriented actions and policies.

Z_punkt Views: 9801
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Z_punkt is a consulting firm focusing on strategic future issues. We are experts in Corporate Foresight, i.e. in translating trend and future research into the real world of strategic management. We have been supporting the business community with Foresight Research and Foresight Consulting Services since 1997.

Association of Professional Futurists Views: 9801
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The Association of Professional Futurists is dedicated to helping its members provide greater value to their clients, their organization, or their students. At the same time, it advances the field and develops your personal career. A major initiative of the Association is to help each member reach his or her unique goals and personal vision of success in this intriguing field.

Australian Foresight Institute Views: 9801
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Welcome to the Australian Foresight Institute (AFI). In this site you will find information about the Master of Science in Strategic Foresight program, answers to frequently asked questions, many resources and links, and biographies of AFI staff and some of AFI's foresight practitioner associates. You'll also find sections on Integral Futures, papers, and overviews of innovative research. A key concept in our perspective is Strategic Foresight. It indicates both a symbolic domain and an applied field of practice. We believe that high quality foresight will be a cornerstone of organisational success and social viability in the 21st Century.

Centre for Future Studies Views: 9801
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The Centre for Future Studies is a futurist "think tank" organisation specialising in foresight and forecasting programmes that enable organisations to think and act more creatively and profitably in planning for the future. The work includes scenario planning and other futures methodologies, creativity programmes, trend and event analyses and futures research. The Centre has gained international recognition as an authoritative source of knowledge about key trends and developments in business and society.

Club of Rome Views: 9802
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The Club of Rome’s mission is to act as a global catalyst of change that is free of any political, ideological or business interest. The Club of Rome contributes to the solution of what it calls the world problematique, the complex set of the most crucial problems – political, social, economic, technological, environmental, psychological and cultural - facing humanity. It does so taking a global, long term and interdisciplinary perspective aware of the increasing interdependence of nations and the globalisation of problems that pose predicaments beyond the capacity of individual countries.

Future-Institute Views: 9802
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Future - Institute International - Institute of Future-, World-, Society- and Consumer-Trend-Research & Megatrends

Kairos Future Views: 9802
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Kairos Future helps companies establish leading positions – both in thought and action – as they go into the future. We work with the whole process from exterior world analysis via strategic development to broad-based change.

Media Foresight Society Views: 9802
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The Media Foresight Society was created in June 2001 by media futurist Richard Somerville. With assistance from fellow journalists, futurists and other friends around the world, it is envisioned as an outlet for creative thinking and insightful observations about changes taking place in the news media and the practice of journalism.

Nederlandse toekomstverkenningen [Dutch] Views: 9802
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Toekomstverkenning Online is een onafhankelijke site onder auspiciën van Netwerk Toekomstverkenning (www.ntvweb.nl). Uit haar midden is een deskundige redactie samengesteld. De ontwikkeling van de site is mede mogelijk gemaakt door een sponsoring van het Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties.

Netwerk Toekomstverkenningen [Dutch] Views: 9802
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Het Netwerk Toekomstverkenningen (NTV) is in 1974 opgezet door drs. P. Rademaker. De organisatorische activiteiten worden onder zijn voorzitterschap uitgevoerd door STT/Beweton. Per jaar worden er zes à zeven bijeenkomsten georganiseerd voor de leden. Het NTV telt ongeveer 60 leden uit het bedrijfsleven, universiteiten en instellingen; allen zijn op een of andere manier verbonden met lange-termijnonderzoek. Op dit moment wordt een versterking van deelnemers uit het bedrijfsleven nagestreefd. Aan het lidmaatschap is een bescheiden contributie verbonden.

Shaping Tomorrow Foresight Network Views: 9801
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The network's goals are to help members listen and learn from each other, anticipate change, explore next practice, find new opportunities to collaborate and to co-create the future. We invite you to join now. Members include leading future thinkers, strategists, change agents and policy makers from commercial, not-for-profit and governmental organisations around the world as well as many Directors and Executives. Trends, Innovation, Intelligence, Marketers and Risk Managers and others needing to know ‘what's coming next’ will also find our network a valuable source of open foresight. Members can add Insights for free to their own database here both to promote their work and conduct their own public and private Horizon Scanning. They can also contribute to our various initiatives designed to advance the field of foresight throughout the world. Join the free international network and/or group(s) most appropriate to you and there will always be someone here to help you advance your future research and thinking, strategic planning and change management. and, don't forget to invite your associates.

Z + Partners Views: 9802
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Z + Partners is a forecasting, ideation and design think-tank. We help organizations understand emerging futures, invent breakthrough ideas, position for new opportunities, and design innovations that benefit both business and society. Beneath the hype, a deep cultural, economic and industrial shift is underway. Social values, ethical leadership, sustainability and transparency are coming to the fore. Typical approaches to strategic planning, management, technology and branding are ripe for reinvention. Great ideas and great design are more important than ever before.

Zukunftsinstitut GmbH Views: 9802
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Die Zukunft ist unsere Mission. Aus aktuellen Datenbeständen und multimedialen Scanning-Prozessen erarbeiten wir Zukunftsszenarien für Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft. Das Zukunftsinstitut hat die Trend- und Zukunftsforschung in Deutschland von Anfang an maßgeblich geprägt. Heute gilt das Institut als einer der einflussreichsten Think-Tanks der europäischen Trend- und Zukunftsforschung.



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