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The Foresight Guide

(alpha, Chapters 2 and 7 still being written)

A Big Picture Preview of the 21st Century

Leading Others in Anticipating, Creating, and Managing the Future

The most comprehensive free intro to general futures thinking and professional foresight practice available anywhere in the world.
Our Aim: To be the best online Guide to the 21st Century written from an acceleration-aware, evo devo, and evidence-based perspective.

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Chapter 2. Exponential Foresight – Guiding Our Extraordinary Future

Chapter 2: Exponential Foresight

Guiding Our Extraordinary Future

Coming Soon

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

I. Acceleration: A Universal Perspective

A Great Race to Inner Space: Our Surprisng Future
Running Down & Up: A Physical & Virtual Universe
Physical Acceleration: STEM Compression
Virtual Accel.: Natural Intell & Tech Singularity
Our Necessary Nanotech & Quantum Future
Our Intelligent Infotech & Singularity Future
We’re On a Runaway Train: Being Accelaware
IDABDA: Social Responses to Accel & Development
Trees and Funnels: Two Kinds of Accel. Change
Understanding Progress: An Intro to Evo Devo
A Brief History of Accel. Awareness: 1600-1965
Acceleration Studies: 1965 to the Present
A Great Gift: Being Acceleration & Evo Devo Aware

II. Exponential Foresight

STEEPS: A Better Way to Monitor Change
Technology Acceleratn: Ten Areas of Tech Change
Exponentials Database: Measuring Accelerations
Societal Convergences and Decelerations
TINA Trends: Societal Evo Devo
Natural Computing & Intell. (Bio-Inspired AI)
Natural Security & Morality: Keeping it Together
Smart Agents & Personal Sims: Brave New World
Mediated Reality: The Agent Environment
Next Economy: Tech Unemp., Sims & Basic Income
Agent Protopias & Dystopias in Eight Industries
Substrate-Independent Life: The Future of Death
Uploading & Mind Melds: Our Postbiological Future
Evo Devo Planet: The Global Superorganism
The Transcension Hypothesis: Our Final Frontier?
A Great Shift: A Survival to a Sentient Economy

III. Exponential Activism

Protopia: Five E’s of Social Progress
Evo Devo Foresight: Eight Abilities of Complexity
People vs Machine Spd: Fabians, Tech Un. & BIG
Dystopias, Risks, and Failure States
Science Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Technology Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Economic Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Environmentl Accelerations: Positive & Negative
Political Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Social Accelerations: Positive and Negative
A Great Opportunity: Exponential Empowerment

Chapter 3. Evo Devo Foresight – Unpredictable and Predictable Futures

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 7. Futureworthy – Project, Policy, Product, and Service Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Chapter 7: Futureworthy

Project, Policy, Product, and Service Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Coming Soon

I. Futureworthy Project Overview

II. Great Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Ballistic Shield
Brain Preservation
Carcam
Conversational Deep Learning Devsuite
Dynaship (Sustainable Cargo Ship)
Electromagnetic Suspension
Epigenetic Health Test
Gametable
Global English
Groupnet
Inflatable Packaging
Internet of Families
Kidcam
Less Lethal Weapon
Lifetext
Memeshow
Noise Pollution Reporter
Oceanside Bath
Open Internet Radio
Open Internet Video
Open Source Blood Scanner
Personalized Smart Agent (Sim)
Poopcam
Safer Car (Self-Driving Later)
Safer Motorcycle (Self-Driving Later)
Safer Private Plane (Self-Driving Later)
Sleeperbus and Microhotel Network
Social Consensus
Social Ranker
Solar Desalinator
Touch DNA Home Security
View Tower

Chapter 8. Models and Frameworks – Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 8: Models and Frameworks

Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 12. 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.