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After Capitalism: Values-Driven STEEP Entities

Published on June 22, 2017 By Andy

Since adoption of Integral values will play a key part in After-Capitalism structures, it is useful to know what STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political) entities are founded in each the four values types. There are clear expressions of Traditional, Modern, Postmodern and Integral values under each STEEP category. We already see some nascent Integral […]

AI, the Forest, and Artisans

Published on June 14, 2017 By Kurt Callaway

The quickening pace of technology offers the promise of greater productivity and better decision-making within modern society, but there’s a downside to that potential.  The use of robots and artificial intelligence within industry threatens to displace not only low-skilled human workers, but also many in white-collar positions as AI improves in its competence in offering […]

Spring Gathering 2017 Highlights

Published on June 6, 2017 By Andy

The annual Foresight Spring Gathering was held over the weekend of April 21-22 and was a blast! It was a terrific way for students, faculty, alumni and friends to get together, network, socialize, and learn. On Friday night, a dinner was held at our old favorite, Goode’s Taqueria…great tacos and margaritas. Then, the party moved […]

Futurists as Your Organization’s Steady Cam?

Published on June 6, 2017 By Joe Murphy

Futurists plot strategy to stay the course while the world sways. We forecast the changes through which we navigate to align strategy and change to core purpose. Steady-cams minimize a camera’s movement despite turmoil so that unintended jostles are not filmed. They do not focus on the jostles themselves. Futurists can be a strategy version […]

IP and Business Citizenship

Published on March 26, 2017 By Bo Roe

In the first month of the new US administration we have collectively seen several mile markers towards alternative future scenarios. The president has projected a bias towards US innovation, development, and economic growth – the associated potential for shift in IP policy and the operation of the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is […]

Spring Gathering 2017….More Details

Published on March 8, 2017 By Andy

The details are rolling in for the Spring 2017 Gathering (here’s a flyer). First, let’s talk about the Saturday conference. I am very excited to announce that Christian Crews & Laura Schlehuber of Kalypso Foresight are going to take us through their Systems Scenarios approach. I have wanted to see this for years….finally! In the […]

Foresight Student Bes Baldwin to intern at Evonik Creavis

Published on March 7, 2017 By Andy

Foresight student Bes Baldwin will be doing an internship this summer and fall at Evonik Creavis in the Corporate Foresight group in Marl, Germany. Evonik is a globally active chemical company, with their Foresight team centralized in Germany. Creavis is the strategic innovation unit of Evonik, focusing on mid- to long-term innovation. There are five […]

Student Craig Perry Describes the Field

Published on March 3, 2017 By Andy

When I tell people I’m pursuing a degree in “foresight” at the University of Houston, they often look at me funny. “Futures studies,” I add hopefully, knowing I’ve probably just confused them even further. Perhaps it’s the prospect of studying something that hasn’t happened yet, or the notion that there’s more than one possible future […]

Student Joe Murphy: A Description of the Field

Published on February 23, 2017 By Joe Murphy

It is the task of the futurist is to inform decisions by critically studying the future, comparable to how historiographers examine and synthesize the past. Foresight is a science and an art but it is not clairvoyance. I am a futurist finishing a Master’s of Science degree in Foresight through the University of Houston. In […]

Reflecting on Futurists in Media 2016

Published on February 15, 2017 By Andy

As futurists, we learn to be patient and take the long view. So, when something catches our attention, we catch our breath and compose. Because…..the 4th quarter tracking results of Futurists in Media reported 106 relevant hits, compared to 24 in the 4th quarter of 2015, which is a 341% increase if my math is […]