Association of Professional Futurists

How have we defined liberty in the past?

Ruth Lewis a member of our Emerging Fellows program examines the definition of liberty in her second blog post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. Past philosophers have often stepped outside the current paradigm of their times, pushing controversial or even blasphemous ideas to …

KBFS

The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies 2020 An invitation from Richard Slaughter and Andy Hines Richard Slaughter and Andy Hines, two founding members of APF have started a project aimed at updating the Knowledge Base of Futures Studies(KFBS). KFBS was recognized as one of the APF’s most important futures works awards in 2005. Since then …

Does China’s Success Undermine the Washington Consensus?

Robin Jourdan evaluates the economic effect of China on Washington Consensus in her second blog post for our Emerging Fellows program. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. China. The Red Dragon. Fabled, mysterious, and powerful. It is one of the great civilizations of …

Is Financialization the New Feudalism?

Alex Floate, a member of our Emerging Fellows program studies the nature of financialization in his second blog post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. Jan opened the mail from New North Bank; it included a voter guide for the upcoming 2040 state elections. …

What has been the Impact of Digitisation on Corporate Structures?

Charlotte Aguilar-Millan publishes her second blog post in our Emerging Fellows program. She inspects the impact of digitisation on corporate structures. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. What if the option to earn the same amount of money as you do now was offered to you, …

Is Use More Important than Ownership?

Tim Morgan publishes his second blog post in our Emerging Fellows program by comparing the concept of ‘use’ against the ‘ownership’ notion. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. When artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky was a graduate student in 1952, he constructed a …

Is the Washington Consensus compatible with Liberal Economics?

Robin Jourdan a member of our Emerging Fellows program examines liberal economics in the light of Washington Consensus in her first installment. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members. The compatibility of the Washington Consensus with Liberal Economics invites reflection on the evolution of economic …

To what degree is the economy digitized?

Paul Tero a member of our Emerging Fellows program investigates the concept of digitized economy 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. Let’s explore the digital economy that we currently experience. Consider how ubiquitous digital technology is in …

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 …