GUEST POST from Art Inteligencia
One of the biggest barriers to getting started in futurology or futures research is knowing where to go to find information to educate and inform oneself about some of the basics of becoming a futurist and for raw materials to use in support of your first future studies or futurology efforts.
To help with that I have compiled a list of twenty-five resources to get you started in addition to this web site and Braden Kelley’s very excellent FutureHacking™ tools. So, without further delay, here is the list:
1. The Institute for the Future:
https://www.iftf.org/ – The Institute for the Future is a research organization that is focused on understanding emerging trends and long-term changes in the world.
2. The World Future Society
https://www.wfs.org/ – The World Future Society is a global network that works to explore and shape the future.
3. The Millennium Project
http://www.millennium-project.org/ – The Millennium Project is an independent global think tank that works to create a vision and action plan for a better future.
4. The Foresight Institute
https://www.foresight.org/ – The Foresight Institute is an organization that seeks to promote the responsible development of nanotechnology and other emerging technologies.
5. The Institute for New Economic Thinking
https://www.ineteconomics.org/ – The Institute for New Economic Thinking is a global think tank that works to promote critical economic analysis and new economic models.
6. The Hub of Futurism
https://www.hubof-futurism.com/ – The Hub of Futurism is a platform that brings together and connects futurists, thinkers, and innovators.
7. The Center for Science and the Imagination
https://scifi.asu.edu/ – The Center for Science and the Imagination is a research center dedicated to exploring the intersection of science and culture.
8. The Future of Life Institute
https://futureoflife.org/ – The Future of Life Institute is a research center that works to study, protect, and promote the future of life on Earth.
9. The Futurist Magazine
https://www.wfs.org/futurist – A magazine published by the World Future Society that features articles on technological, social, and economic changes and their implications on the future.
10. IEEE Spectrum
https://spectrum.ieee.org/ – A magazine published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that covers the technological advances and their effects on the future.
11. Singularity Hub
https://singularityhub.com/ – A website featuring articles on topics related to artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology and their implications for the future.
https://futurism.com/ – A website featuring news and opinion pieces about developments in science, technology, and the future.
13. The Futurist Podcast
https://thefuturistpodcast.com/ – A podcast featuring interviews with leading experts and thought leaders on topics related to the future.
14. The Institute for the Future
https://www.iftf.org/ – A research organization that provides resources and research on the future of technology, work, and society.
15. World Economic Forum
https://www.weforum.org/ – A platform featuring reports and discussions on topics related to the global economy and the future of work.
16. The Long Now Foundation
https://longnow.org/ – A foundation providing resources about long-term thinking and decision making for the future.
17. The Technology Review
https://www.technologyreview.com/ – A website featuring news and opinion pieces about emerging technologies and their implications for the future.
18. The Future of Life Institute
https://futureoflife.org/ – A research institute providing resources and research on the implications of emerging technologies on the future.
https://futurism.com/ – A website dedicated to exploring the world of technological advances and the future of humanity.
20. Futurum Research
https://futurumresearch.com/ – An independent research firm that provides insights, analysis, and forecasts about the future of business and technology.
21. The Futures Agency
https://www.thefuturesagency.com/ – A consultancy dedicated to helping organizations, leaders, and individuals identify and prepare for the future.
22. Future of Life Institute
https://futureoflife.org/ – A research and outreach organization dedicated to exploring the potential of artificial intelligence and its implications for the future of humanity.
23. Long Now Foundation
https://longnow.org/ – A nonprofit organization that works to inspire long-term thinking and foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.
24. Center for the Study of the Drone
https://dronecenter.bard.edu/ – A research center that provides analysis, education, and policy advice on the use of unmanned aerial systems (drones).
25. Massive Change Network
https://massivechangenetwork.org/ – An international network of organizations, cities, and individuals working to create a more sustainable and equitable world.
This is of course not an exhaustive list of all the futurology and futures research resources out there, but it is a good start to supplement all of the futurology articles here on this website.
Bottom line: Futurology and prescience are not fortune telling. Futurists use a scientific approach to create their deliverables, but a methodology and tools like those in FutureHacking™ can empower anyone to engage in futurology themselves.
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