Welcome to The Foresight Guide (alpha)

Our Aim: To be the world’s best free commentable online intro to general futures thinking and professional foresight practice,
and the best Big Picture Guide to the future 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. Exponentials: A Universal Perspective

Universal Foresight: The Big Picture
We’re On a Runaway Train: Being Accelaware
A Brief History of Progress and Acceleration: 1600-1965
IDABDA: Social Responses to Accel & Development
Acceleration Studies: 1965 to the Present
Running Down & Up: Our Physical-Info (STEMIC) U
Physical Acceleration: STEM Compression
Info Acceleration: Natural Intell & the Tech Singularity
The Great Race to Inner Space: Nanotech & Infotech
Our Necessary Nano & Quantum Future
Our Incredible Intelligent Infotech Future
Natural Computing & Intelligence (Bio-Inspired AI)
Natural Security: How We Keep It All Together
The Transcension Hypothesis: Our Next Frontier
A Great Gift: Being Acceleration and Evo Devo Aware

II. Exponential Foresight

Adaptive Complexity: An Intro to Evo Devo
Trees and Funnels: Two Kinds of Accelerating Change
Technology Acceleration: Ten Areas of Tech Change
Exponentials Database: Examples of Accelerating Change
Measuring Exponentials: Quantifying Tech Evo Devo
TINA Trends: Societal Evo Devo
Smart Agents and Personal Sims: A Brave New World
Agent Protopias & Dystopias in Eight Social Sectors
Lobby Sims, Tech Unemployment and Basic Income
Mediated Reality: The Agent Environment
Mind Melds: How We Become Postbiological
Life Extension, Life Suspension: Getting to the Singularity
Evo Devo Planet: A Coming Global “Superorganism”
Great Shifts: Consumers to the BIG to the Superorganism

III. Exponential Activism

Protopia: Three E’s of Social Progress
Evo Devo Foresight: Eight Dimensions of Complexity
People vs Machine Speed: Fabians, Tech Unemp, & BIG
Societal Convergences and Decelerations
Dystopias, Risks, and Failure States
Science & Tech Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Economic Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Social Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Policy 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 6. Futurepedia – Probable, Possible, Dystopic, and Protopic Futures

Chapter 6: Futurepedia

Probable, Possible, Dystopic, and Protopic Futures

Coming Sept 2016

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

Chapter 7: Futureworthy

Project, Policy, Product, and Service Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Coming Sept 2016

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.