Association of Professional Futurists

Swift trust in virtual reality

Nichola Cooper is one of our Emerging Fellows. She and our other Emerging Fellows will be posting throughout the year. Her first article discusses the importance of trust and when implementing mixed reality technologies. Is 2018 the year you advise on the business impact of mixed reality (MR) technology? The enterprise potential for alternate reality …

Trust Beyond the Present

Monica Porteanu is one of our Emerging Fellows. She and our other Emerging Fellows will be posting throughout the year. Her first article discusses the intersection of society and trust. Trust is a social construct essential to economic and societal development. However, trust has issues that the passing of time has not only not yet …

PROFESSIONAL FUTURISTS APPOINT NEW CHAIR

AUSTIN, TX–The Association of Professional Futurists (APF), which recognizes the credentials of futurists worldwide, announces it has appointed a new board chair, Dr. Jay Gary, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Jay comes to APF with two decades of experience in association management, virtual learning, and higher education leadership. “My passion as APF’s new Chair will be …

When Money Grows Wings and Flies Away

Adam Cowart is one of our Emerging Fellows. He and our other Emerging Fellows will be posting throughout the year. His first article discusses the futures of money and the economy. On March 19, 2014, in a Canadian courtroom, 66-year-old Arlan Galbraith was convicted of fraud of over $5000 and sentenced to a little over …

Why do we need to think about the infrastructures of tomorrow?

Daniel Bonin is one of our Emerging Fellows. He and our other Emerging Fellows will be posting throughout the year. His first article discusses the importance of futures thinking for building infrastructure. By 2050 the face of our built environment will have changed. While this seems to be a long way off, there is good …

What is climate change?

Ariana Lutterman is one of our Emerging Fellows. She and our other Emerging Fellows will be posting throughout the year. Her first article seeks to clarify what climate change is and its implications for the present and the future. Climate change is often cited as the most pressing problem facing humanity today. To truly understand …

Is Another Great-Power War Inevitable?

Craig Perry is one of our Emerging Fellows. He and our other Emerging Fellows will be posting throughout the year. This first article about war asks an important question for the present and the future. “Anarchy places a premium on foresight.” – Kenneth Waltz A century ago, with the world embroiled in what was then …

Member Post: How to Unlock your Integral Futures Mindset

The following is a member post written by Tanja Schindler and originally posted on her LinkedIn Articles. She discusses her views on Ken Wilber’s Integral Approach and its relevance for strategic foresight. Be sure to click through to her original post to further the discussion. The views expressed are those of the author and not …

Tools for Hope

Tools for Hope was a one-day event organized by the Association of Professional Futurists as part of its regular ProDev (professional development) series. It was a practical hands-on event designed to help people who’re interested in using futures work to create change, held in Bloomsbury, London, on 7th November 2017. The Hope The thinking behind …