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The Foresight Guide

(alpha, Chapters 2 and 7 still being written)

Being a Leader in Anticipating, Creating, and Managing the Future

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

Universal Foresight: The Big Picture
We’re On a Runaway Train: Being Accelaware
IDABDA: Social Responses to Accel & Development
Trees and Funnels: Two Kinds of Accelerating Change
Progress in Adaptive Complexity: An Intro to Evo Devo
A Brief History of Progress and Acceleration: 1600-1965
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 Race to Inner Space: Nanotech & Infotech
Our Necessary Nanotech & Quantum Future
Our Intelligent Infotech & Singularity Future
The Transcension Hypothesis: Our Fantastic Frontier?
A Great Gift: Being Acceleration and Evo Devo Aware

II. Exponential Foresight

Technology Acceleration: Ten Areas of Tech Change
Exponentials Database: Measuring Accelerations
Societal Convergences and Decelerations
TINA Trends: Societal Evo Devo
Natural Computing & Intelligence (Bio-Inspired AI)
Natural Security & Morality: How We Keep It All Together
Smart Agents and Personal Sims: A Brave New World
Mediated Reality: The Agent Environment
Agent Protopias & Dystopias in Eight Social Sectors
Lobby Sims, Tech Unemployment and Basic Income
Life Extension and Suspension: Sharing the Singularity
Mind Melds: How We Become “Postbiological”
Evo Devo Planet: A Coming Global “Superorganism”
A Great Shift: From a Survival to a Sentient Economy

III. Exponential Activism

Protopia: Five E’s of Social Progress
Evo Devo Foresight: Eight Dimensions of Complexity
People vs Machine Speed: Fabians, Tech Unemp, & BIG
Dystopias, Risks, and Failure States
Science Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Technology Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Economic Accelerations: Positive and Negative
Environmental Accelerations: Positive and 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 7. Futureworthy – Project, Policy, Product, and Service Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Chapter 7: Futureworthy

Project, Policy, Product, and Service Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Coming Soon

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.