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I have just started a new series are Prepare with Foresight about what strategic foresight is and how it can be applied to contingency planning and disaster preparedness.
What is the most important tool in your survival kit? Is it the tins of food, the can opener, the gun, the bullets, the gas lamp? Your most important tool for surviving a disaster is the same as for thriving in a safe, modern world: your brain. However, that tool is only as useful as the whetstone with which you sharpen it. The full name of this website is ‘Prepared with Foresight’, but to date, most of the posts have been about preparation and less about foresight. So, let me introduce you to the most important tool in my own mental toolbox, strategic foresight.
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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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