Below is my submission for the APF’s World Futures Day poetry slam. Please click the link to understand the purpose of the poem. Speak Future is actually a redux of another poem of mine, They Sent Us Their Dreams, and I am working on another that should be more conforming with the themes of the Speak Future Twitter chat. Perhaps tomorrow.
As we lift the veil to the undiscovered country
As we open the door into summer
Before they sing our songs and perform our plays
Before we inject them with our desires
Lest we hijack their present for the sake of our dreams
Lest we rob them of a future unsettled and multiplicitous
For our lives sacrificed on the mechanized altar of progress
For our responsibilities to lead and build their world
We belong on the horizon
We belong to tomorrow
The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) will commemorate World Future Day 2017 with an experiment in crowdsourcing an ode to the future. This will run from midnight, 12:01 AM , UTC+14 MARCH 1st to midnight 11:59 PM UTC-11. Thomas Jefferson once said. “I like the dreams…
It is World Futures Day, and the APF is commemorating it with a Twitter chat poetry slam as the link above describes.
The Millennium Project is holding its annual video chat on Google Hangouts.
- World Future Day — March 1 — join futurists from around the world in a 24-hour conversation about the world’s potential futures, challenges, and opportunities. The online dialogue will start at 12 noon in Auckland, New Zealand and move across the world ending in Honolulu at 12 noon. You can connect to the Hangout session at: MP-FuturesDay2017
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Here are a few quick answers to some of the questions we have received about the Gists we publish with Shaping Tomorrow.
The response from our Gist reports has been greater than we expected, and we have received feedback from a variety of clients and colleagues. One client was very happy with our wearables Gist and the custom Gists we created for them in a similar style:
“I found the wearables Gist very interesting and passed it around to several colleagues who also really liked the content and format of the report. We like that it is short and concise and provides a nice ‘snapshot’ of a particular issue/topic. [One of the custom Gists] has become required reading for the whole agency.” –Researchers within a North American government agency
However, some people have had questions about the Gist reports, and we will answer a few of these in this blog post.
What are Gists?
Many people were confused about the grammatical appropriateness of the term, Gist. The verb “to gist” is often used in…
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