Association of Professional Futurists

Member Post: Seven futures from New Scientist by Andrew Curry

The following is a member post written by Andrew Curry and originally posted on his blog, thenextwave. It is about the 60th-anniversary issue of New Scientist. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF.  (Credit: Author) 60 years of New Scientist I’ve got round to reading the 60th-anniversary issue of …

Global Health Futures: People, Planet, & Beyond

APF SEATTLE GATHERING Global Health Futures: People, Planet, & Beyond Thursday, July 27th to Saturday, July 29th, 2017 Seattle, Washington   Register Now Our 15th-anniversary gathering is only one month away! Have you registered yet? Nonmembers are also welcome to attend, but you must register by July 6th to reserve a hotel room. WHAT: In …

Member Post: The Urban Landscape Of The Future Podcast by Mark Sackler

The following is a member post written by Mark Sackler and originally posted on Seeking Delphi™ podcast. Mark is interviewing Cindy Frewen, the APF’s current Chair. The views expressed are those of Mark and Cindy but not necessarily of  the APF or its other members. “All cities are mad, but the madness is gallant. All cities …

Member Post: Who Taught the Future in 2016? By Katie King

The following is a member post written by Katie King and originally posted on the Teach the Future blog. Teach the Future believes that students of any age can learn to think critically and creatively about the future and develop the agency to influence it. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of …

Member Post: A day in the life of a futurist Part II

At least two of our members have written and reflected on a day in their life. You can view Part 1 here. This post is written by Bryan Alexander for his own blog. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF or its members. People often ask what I do …

Member Post: A Day in the Life of a Futurist, Part 1 by Adam Jorlen

At least two of our members have written and reflected on a day in their life. Adam Jorlen wrote his reflection for his blog in 2013 when he was just beginning his futurist career. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF or its members. Please stay tuned for more …

Member Post: Foresight fuels product and brand innovation by John Mahaffie

The following is a member post written by John Mahaffie and originally posted on his blog, Foresight Culture. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF.  You can’t innovate in a vacuum. Foresight opens new space for exploring change and discovering opportunities for innovation. In product innovation, it’s essential to look beyond …

Member Post: Is Warfare Endemic to the Human Condition?-by Craig Perry

Craig Perry wrote this member post originally for the Integral Futures blog hosted by Terry Collins. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF or its members. As a military veteran with over two decades of experience in the Intelligence Community, the single question that most concerns me about the future is whether …

Member Post: Guide Longer Range Innovation Investments Using Strategic Foresight

This post is part of a series on using strategic foresight to influence longer-range innovation investments written by APF members Christian Crews, Laura Schlehuber, and Ted Farrington. This post originally appeared on Viewpoints on March 9th, 2017. The full Innovation Leader’s Guide to Strategic Foresight is available for download from Kalypso. The views expressed here are those of the authors …

Member Post: The Principles of Applied Imagination by Rita J. King

To determine what will work and what will not work before shoveling funds at a prototype, you might want to think about applied imagination. Rita J. King wrote this member post that was originally posted on her LinkedIn blog. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily of the APF.  Applied imagination is my specialty. I …