If you want to know what the future is going to be like anywhere fro 5 - 20 years from now, with uncanny details, then read on. Here we profile 25 of the world's top futurists and hand-pick a couple of their top, must-read articles. These visionaries discuss how your life will change whether you like it or not and go into detail on the future of work, health, education, relationships, technology, sex and many other areas that are on the cusp of major change.
What you will discover below is not just to give you an edge at cocktail parties. The following will lead you through some of the best thinking in the world on the coming changes of the future where you will obtain practical and actionable advice that you can use from a personal, business and even entrepreneurial perspective.
Top Trends started off in 2006 as a blog about current and future trends. The trends were originally sifted into a number of sections largely based on industry sectors. Down to earth and succinct and to the point with some humour. Timelines as a visual representation are awesome.
So how can you prepare for the unpredictable? The answer will surprise you. The key is embracing paradox: learning to unlearn, thinking about the unthinkable, recognizing failure as a key component of success, and understanding that an awareness of one’s ignorance is a key component of true wisdom.
Tim Longhurst identifies trends and helps organisations adapt to a changing world. An experienced futurist, Tim and his team have collaborated with a range of organisations to help them explore possibilities and seize opportunities.
Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including next-generation digital business models, the opportunities and challenges of a networked society, a sustainable business and cultural ecology, social media and communications, TV / film, radio and broadcasting futures, mobile content and commerce, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, consumer trends, human-machine futures and AI, big data and automation, next-generation advertising, marketing and branding, and the development of ’green futures’ scenarios.
Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. Glen is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future
Dr. Michio Kaku — theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, Dr. Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything.
Brian L. Wang, M.B.A. is a long time futurist. A lecturer at the Singularity University and Nextbigfuture.com author. He worked on the most recent ten year plan for the Institute for the Future and at a two day Institute for the Future workshop with Universities and City planners in Hong Kong (advising the city of Hong Kong on their future plans).
0vercoming Bias began in November ’06 as a group blog on the general theme of how to move our beliefs closer to reality, in the face of our natural biases such as overconfidence and wishful thinking, and our bias to believe we have corrected for such biases, when we have done no such thing.
A few years ago KK co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth. He hoped to give each organism its own web page. The genesis of this idea is described in his account. The Foundation is now defunct, but the project of giving each species their own web page lives on as theEncyclopedia of Life.
Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers, Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future.
Alexandrian Kosmos uses the Astrology of the Future, Metastrology, to forecast the Flow of the Universal Energies for the Lightworker. Metastrology will astound you with its accuracy and insight for our entry into the 5th Dimension and New Millennium!
Futurist Speaker blog is produced by Google's top-rated futurist speaker, Thomas Frey. He speaks on a variety of unique and thought provoking topics. Tom is the Innovations Editor for The Futurist Magazine, a member of the National Speakers Association, and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute, a non-profit futurist think tank in Colorado.
Jeremy studied cultural studies, international relations and journalism, and now divides his time between freelance writing and programme development. He lives in Luton (UK) with his wife and son. He is a member of Transition Luton, a co-founder of the Post Growth Institute, and a friend of Breathe, a network for simpler living.
Richard Jones is the author of Soft Machines: nanotechnology and life, a book about nanotechnology. For more details about the book, see here. He is a Professor of Physics and the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, and a Council Member ofEPSRC. The views expressed on this blog are written entirely in a personal capacity.
A mixture of essays on my research and transhumanist topics, links to my other online activities, recreational mathematics and other random content. Andart II is the successor to old Andart. Given that the first Andart was Andart 5, there is room for many confusing versions.
Family Forest® was started in 1995 by Bruce and Kristine Harrison as a project to digitally connect history with the people who created it. The Harrisons began compiling an immense interlinked digital database of genealogical and historical information. Millisecond Publishing Company was then incorporated in December 1996.
William E. Halal is Professor Emeritus of Management, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. William is an authority on emerging technology, strategic planning, knowledge, and institutional change.
Last (but certainly not least!) is Anne Boysen who writes over at After The Millennials. After the Millennials is the first and only consultant service and blog designated specifically to this generation. Or more precisely, it’s about the future they will shape and be shaped by in the coming years and decades.