Association of Professional Futurists

Do you wonder how to ignite futures for a regenerative society?

Monica Porteanu, a member of our Emerging Fellows program publishes her twelfth blog post on the possibility of establishing a regenerative society. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   A growing and moving human population, as experienced in recent history, has expanding needs, wants, and …

Is the United States still indispensable?

Craig Perry, a member of our Emerging Fellows program inspects the global influence of the United States of America in his twelfth blog post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   “We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other …

Fake It Till You Make It

Adam Cowart, a member of our Emerging Fellows program explains the term hyperstition in his twelfth blog post. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the APF or its other members.   Previous posts have explored various ways in which the real economy may or may not be real in the future, …

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 …