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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I have written before about how unprofessional it is for journalists and bloggers to say, “it may sound like science fiction but….” This statement is a reflection of the popular disdain for science fiction and of anyone who looks at the future. After the decades of journalists writing about science fiction predicting that which is now mundane, why does this perception of science fiction and indeed the future persist? Clearly many people make mistakes when thinking about the future. Below is Sara Robinson’s list of ten:
A friend and I have decided to try starting a more intensive blogging site. ad Futura is intended to be a foresight magazine for the masses–popular foresight in the same meaning as Popular Mechanics or Popular Science. ad Futura is taken from the latin to mean “to the future.” We actually borrowed the often quoted ad astra which means “to the stars,” but our future does not lie in the stars alone. We have many changes ahead, and society needs to be prepared for change. Please follow us as we attempt a foresight outreach to the hoi polloi. http://adfutura.wordpress.com/