Association of Professional Futurists

What is the future of capitalism?

Felistus Mbole a member of our Emerging Fellows program envisions the future of capitalism in her first blog post in 2019. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. Capitalism has the capacity to excite both love and hate in equal measure, depending on which side …

What value do we place on personal liberty?

Ruth Lewis a member of our Emerging Fellows program investigates the concept of personal liberty in her first blog installment in 2019. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. How do we feel about our freedom to do as we wish? How is our …

Do We Need to Own Things?

Tim Morgan publishes his first blog post in our Emerging Fellows program by revisiting the concept of ownership. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. Immediately after the painting “Girl with Balloon” sold at auction for $1.4 million, the painting began slowly destroying itself. …

Finance: servant or master?

Alex Floate, a member of our Emerging Fellows program examines the globalized face of finance in his first blog post in 2019. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. Finance touches anything that involves cash or credit. In public or private transactions. Whether it is …

Has The Economy Failed Society?

Esmee Wilcox has published her first installment in our Emerging Fellows program. She recaptures socioeconomic theories in the light of realities being experienced in our modern age. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. Societies have sleepwalked into an acceptance of the predominance of capital.  We have …

How Have Companies Changed in The Past?

Charlotte Aguilar-Millan has written her first post in our Emerging Fellows program. Through a brief review, she inspects the flexibility of working within European socioeconomic contexts. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. Ever since companies emerged in the Seventeenth Century they have evolved and changed as …

APF CHAIR’S UPDATE – JAN 2019

Dr. Jay Gary, APF Chair

HAPPY NEW YEAR! On behalf of APF’s Board, Happy New Year 2019! It has been a year since I accepted your invitation to serve as APF’s Board Chair. That year has been filled with travels, interviews, board meetings, and dozens of conversations with long-time APF members and new emerging futurists. Through it all I have …

Scenarios 2018: The Compass Podcast

The second Scenario Planning and Foresight conference, held at Warwick Business School in December 2018, was sub-titled ‘Advancing Theory and Improving Practice’. The keynote speakers were Thomas Chermack, who was talking about his recent book based his research in the Pierre Wack archive in Oxford, and Rene Rohrbeck, who spoke about his work on the effectiveness of foresight. There were …

Ticket to the Future

Polina Silakova, a member of our Emerging Fellows program accomplishes her blogging mission successfully in 2018 by publishing an interesting post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   People introduced tickets as a mechanism to control access to limited goods and services. We are surrounded …

Are we designing the planet for us?

Maggie Greyson, a member of our Emerging Fellows program inspects the future of living on Earth in her fifth post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   Dr. Yvonne Cagle imagines life on Mars and the voyage there. She works with four young people …