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The Foresight Guide

(alpha version, three chapters still being written)

Anticipating, Creating, and Managing in the 21st Century

 

The most comprehensive free intro to general futures thinking and professional foresight practice available anywhere in the world.
Our Aim: To be the best Big Picture Guide to 21st Century Foresight. Championing exponential, evo devo, and evidence-based thinking.

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Chapter 2. Exponentials – Guiding Our Extraordinary Future

Chapter 2: Exponentials

Guiding Our Extraordinary Future

In Process

I. Acceleration: A Universal Perspective

The Great Race to Inner Space: Surprising Future
Our Necessary Nanotech & Quantum Future
Our Intelligent Infotech & Singularity Future
Biology’s Exponentials are Slow and Saturated
IDABDAK: Social Response to Accel & Developmnt
We’re On a Runaway Train: Being Accelaware

II. Exponential Foresight

Exponentials Database: Measuring Accelerations
STEEPS: A Better Way to Monitor Change
Societal Convergences and Decelerations
TINA Trends: Societal Evo Devo
A Great Shift: A Survival to a Sentient Economy

III. Exponential Activism

Universality: Three Levels of Exponential Activism
Protopia: Five E’s of Social Progress
Evo Devo Foresight: Eight Abilities of Complexity
STEEPS Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Dystopias, Risks, and Failure States
A Great Opportunity: Exponential Empowerment

Chapter 3. Evo Devo Foresight – Unpredictable and Predictable Futures
Chapter 4. Personal Foresight – Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 4: Personal Foresight

Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 10. Your Digital Self – The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

Chapter 10: Your Digital Self

The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

In Process

In the meantime, you may enjoy
John’s Medium Series on Smart Agents – Your Personal Sim (2016).

I. Understanding Agents, Intelligence & Security

Digital Society: Data, Maps, and Agents
Digital Self: Your Personal Sim
Natural Computing/Intell.: Bio-Inspired AI
Natural Security: Safe Learning Agents
Groupnets and Mediated Reality
The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

II. Agent Protopias & Dystopias in 8 Industries 

1. Personal Agents: News, Ent., Education
2. Social Agents: Relat. and Social Justice
3. Political Agents :  Activism & Represent.
4. Economic Agents:  Retail, Finance, Entrep
5. Builder Agents :  Work, Innov. & Science
6. Environ. Agents : Pop. and Sustainability
7. Health Agents :  Health, Wellness, Death
8. Security Agents :  Def., Crime, Corrections

III. Agent Activism & Exponential Empowerment

Next Government: Groupnets, Sims, Democ.
Next Economy: Creat. Destr. & Basic Income
Next Society: Simmortality and Uploading
What Will Your Agent Contribution Be?

Chapter 12. Futureworthy – Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Chapter 12: Futureworthy

Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Coming Soon

I. Futureworthy – Collecting, Sharing, and Refining Your Best Ideas

II. Great Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Ballistic Shield
Biomimetics and Bioinspiration Wiki
Brain Preservation
Carcam
Competing Governmental Services
Conversational Deep Learning Devsuite
Dynaship (Sustainable Cargo Ship)
Electromagnetic Suspension
Epigenetic Health Test
Gametable
Global English
Groupnet
Inflatable Packaging
Internet of Families
Kidcam and Tracker Network
Kidpods (Recycled Educational Toyboxes)
Kidspace (Better Daycare)
Less Lethal Weapon
Lifetext
Memeshow
Noise Pollution Reporter
Oceanside Bath
Open Internet Radio
Open Internet Video
Open Source Blood Scanner
Package-Pet Door and Smart Doorlock

Personalized Smart Agent (Sim)
Picturemaker
Safer Car (Self-Driving Later)
Safer Motorcycle (Self-Driving Later)
Safer Private Plane (Self-Driving Later)
Shared Value Insurance
Sleeperbus and Microhotel Network
Social Consensus
Social Ranker
Solar Desalinator
Touch DNA Home Security
Uplifting a Domestic Species
View Tower

Appendix 1. Peer Advice – Building a Successful Foresight Practice

Our Vision:  Humanity is waking up, beginning to realize its incredible exponential promise. By committing to help each other improve our universal, personal, global, and organizational foresight, we build far better futures for ourselves, our teams, and our children, day by day.