Association of Professional Futurists

Narratives Which Inspire Better Futures

Polina Silakova, a member of our Emerging Fellows program devotes her eleventh blog post to the possibility of building better futures by narratives with an eye on New Zealand. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   The address by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern …

The World Is Turning into a Pumpkin Patch

Adam Cowart has just published his eleventh post in our Emerging Fellows program, raising assumptions on the future of economy. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   To the best of my recollection, when I was young my family only went to the pumpkin patch once. …

APF CHAIR’S UPDATE – NOV 2018

Dr. Jay Gary, APF Chair

THIS IS APF — AT ITS BEST! This past two months have witnessed APF at its best in so many ways. It started in Pittsburgh at our annual gathering. It picked up a week ago at our signature online Futures Festival. It is now evident in new books by our members. The best thing about …

What if anarchy is merely what we make of it?

Craig Perry, a member of our Emerging Fellows program inspects the anarchy in the light of international relations. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   The international system has changed considerably since the appearance of the modern nation-state in the 17th century. Over time, more …

Rebalancing Societal Governance

Monica Porteanu, a member of our Emerging Fellows program continues her nation-state discussion in her ninth blog post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   The two fundamental concepts that society has organized itself into are nation and state. The success of this model was …

Rethinking Societal Organization

Monica Porteanu, a member of our Emerging Fellows program examines the concept of nation-state in her eighth blog post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   Today, emotions seem to run high about trade, politics, governments, policy, national pride, and much more. Numerous individuals may …

Futuring Cultural Dynamics

Monica Porteanu, a member of our Emerging Fellows program addresses the cultural dimensions of futuring in her seventh blog post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   Most policy decision-making models are based on demographic information that considers elements such as sex or ethnicity, as …

Will robots teach us to care?

Polina Silakova’s tenth post in our Emerging Fellows program examines the future of work through robots. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   The last couple of months have been particularly loud with all things about women’s rights. From the freedom to change a T-shirt …