World Futures Day starts soon

Around-the-World 24-Hour Conversation on the Future to Celebrate World Future Day March 1st to Be Hosted Online by the Millennium Project International futurist organizations have joined forces to invite their members and the public to come online at 12 noon in their time zone to explore how we can help build a better future. Washington,…

Future Analytics

In 30 years, 40% of global GDP is going to be driven by the collection, analysis and use of data. This is an industry that’s worth getting to know, understand and be a part of for career longevity. Read on to discover where our robot, Athena, thinks there are opportunities and risks. Athena’s forecast Start…

Updates to Shaping Tomorrow’s system

We are delighted to announce several new enhancements to our service including the addition of a social ‘groups’ function and ‘forecast snapshots’ that can be used in workshops to create mind-maps, decision trees, etc. Thanks to Dustin Knutson at Saudi Aramco and Adrian Taylor at 4sing for these suggestions. Click here for more details of…

3 Years of Automated Foresight

It was our unique robot’s (Athena) third birthday yesterday. In that time she has found 138,000 instantly searchable and sortable political, economic, social and technological forecasts and nearly 10,000 associated key questions on society’s future. She’s already won an award for Best Use of AI Software and been runner up in a public vote for…

How Will the Future be Different?

Many people have forward-thinking ideas that could  benefit society and we are sure you are one of them. Please complete this simple, quick but extraordinarily powerful survey to see where our members think the future lies. If you’re registered with us, we’ll send you the summary of everyone’s results for free. Just click the link below to take…

Machine Futuring vs. Computer Aided Futuring

The post below is a hasty collection of notes from a presentation for the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) which I was meant to share with Dr. Mike Jackson, Shaping Tomorrow’s Chairman. Unfortunately, I had some technical difficulties, and Mike had to give the whole presentation himself. I have posted these notes to provide the basic…

Computer Aided Futuring

Futuring refers to the formal methods used to explore the future. The internet has offered several ways to increase the ability for humans to gain insight on the future. Shaping Tomorrow’s new Forecast system, offers new technology to further increase the human capacity for understanding the future in a convenient and accelerated manner. Online research…