Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

P-R Leaders – One-Line Database

Peter Padbury
, Director, Scanning and Foresight, Policy Horizons Canada

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Senior Consultant, Strategic Business Insights, The Distraction Addiction

Michael Parler, Chief of Strategy, Digital Engagement, Purple Rock Scissors (44)

David Passig, Futurist, Dir, Grad Prog, ICT Virtual Reality Lab, Bar Ilan U, Chair, FutureCode, 2048 (43)

Guillerimina Baena Paz, Prospectiva (Foresight), Prof. Political and Social Science, UNAM

Giorgio Pauletto, Technology, Strategy, and Foresight Advisor, State of Geneva (56)

Ian Pearson, Futurologist, Futurizon, Speaker, Sci-Fi Author, You Tomorrow (47)

Jonathan Peck, Management Consultant, Senior Futurist, President, Alternative Futures Associates

Barney Pell, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Technology Strategist, Co-Founder, CSO, LocoMobi (55)

Christophe Pelletier, Global Food and Agriculture Futurist, Future Harvests (55)

Hank Pellissier, Writer, Producer, Fundraiser, Director, Brighter Brains Insitute (61)

Christine Peterson, CEO, Health Activator, Co-Founder, Foresight Institute

Clifford Pickover, Polymath Editor, Inventor, Author, IBM Watson Research Ctr, The Math Book (72)

Ulf Pillkahn, Dir Trend Monitoring, Siemens, Zeppelin U., Using Trends & Scenarios for Strategy Devel.

Steven Pinker, Cognitive Scientist, Psychologist, and Linguist, The Better Angels of Our Nature (70)

Federico Pistono, Founder and CEO, Konoz, Futurist, Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK (61)

Graham Plaster, Defense Language and Nat Sec Ed Office, CEO, The Intelligence Community (53)

Roberto Poli, Research Professor, Trento U., Chair in Anticipatory Systems, UNESCO

Jason Pontin, Tech Foresight, CEO, Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

Faith Popcorn, CEO, Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve, Singlearity (52)

Rafael Popper, Resrch Fellow, Manchester Inst. Innov. Research, CEO, Futures Diamond, Dir, iKnow, Blog

Alan Porter, Prof, Tech Policy and Assessment Center, Georgia Tech, Technology futures analysis

Virginia Postrel, Columnist, Editor, Curator, The Future and Its Enemies (68)

Nick Price, Creative Business Consultant, Design, UX, Futures Thinking, Dir, Of Things Immaterial

Stephanie Pride, Strategic Foresight, Principal Consultant, StratEDGY (42)

Matias Prieto, Trend Researcher, Planner, Storyteller, BMC Innovation Director,

Giulio Prisco, Physicist, Writer, Consultant, Reporter, KurzweilAI (41)


Yoel Raban
, Senior Research Fellow, Technology and Society Foresight, Tel Aviv U

Francis Rabuck, Technology Strategy Research Analyst, Visionary Communicator, Futurist

Wayne Radinsky, Software Design Engineer, Blue Fire Group, Founder, Boulder Future Salon (52)

Noah Raford, Dubai Futures Foundation, Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office, UAE, Blog (57)

Lee Rainie, Dir, Pew Research Ctr’s Internet and American Life Project, Networked (62)

Jose Ramos, Social Change Strategist, Dir, Action Foresight, Researcher, Leuphana Incubator, Blog

Venkatesh Rao, Consultant, Author, Tempo, Editor, Breaking Smart and Ribbon Farm Blogs

Howard Rasheed, Strat. Foresight, Ideation, Fdr, Inst for Innovation, Prof, U. N Carolina Wilmington (21)

Tom Rath, Bestselling Author, Senior Scientist and Advisor, Gallup, Strengths-Based Leadership (77)

Karl Rauscher, Strategic Advisor in IT Reliability and Security, Chief Archiect, IEEE Cyberspace Policy

Paul Graham Raven, Writer, Researcher, Critic, Doctoral Researcher in Infrastructure Futures

Doug Reeder, Innovation Consultant, Strategist, Futurist, Principal Innovation Consultant, Dell (45)

Byron Reese, CEO, Knowingly, Futurist, Historian, Technologist, Infinite Progress (46)

David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Int. Center

John Renesch, Founder, FutureShapers, The Great Growing Up

Roman Retzbach, CEO, Future Institute. Future Marketing and Management. Future Life

Howard Rheingold, Scholar of Cognition, Virtuality, Cooperation, and Community, Net Smart (82)

Maureen Rhemann, Senior Exec, Reperi Analysis Center, Senior Strategist, TrendsDigest

Virginia Richardson, Global Futurist, Strategist, Leadership Coach, Inst. for Leadership in Med, Regent U.

Matt Ridley, Journalist, Businessman, Politician, The Rational Optimist (62)

Jeremy Rifkin, Economist, President, Fdn on Economic Trends, Zero Marginal Cost Society, 2014 (59)

Gill Ringland, CEO, SAMI Consulting, Member, EU Forum on Forward Looking Activities, Scenario Planning

Craig Rispin, Bus. & Innov Foresight, Dir, Future Trends Group, Blog, How to Think Like a Futurist (47)

Alun Rhydderch, Dir, Horizon Scanning, and Co-Founder, School of International Futures

Rohan Roberts, Leader, Winchester School, Director, SciFest Dubai, Co-Founder, Intelligent Optimism

Sara Robinson, Futurist, Journalist, Consultant, Campaign for America’s Future (41)

Mihail Roco, Chair, US NSTC subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET)

Rene Rohrbeck, Org Change, Strategy, Innov, Foresight, Prof, Strategy, Aarhus U, Corporate Foresight

Joe Rogan, Standup Comedian, Future Skeptic, Host, Joe Rogan Experience (86)

Michael Rogers, Practical Futurist, MSNBC columnist, Previous NYT resident futurist

Josie Roman, Principal Strategist, Technologist, CMO, SeaLight Enterprises, Host LA Future Salon

Hilde Roothart, Author, Trend Researcher, Founder, Trendslator Trend Network

Alexander Rose, Project Manager, Problem Solver, Executive Director, Long Now Foundation

Hans Rosling, Prof. of International Health, Karolinska Inst, Chairman,, Global Health (72)

Fabrice Roubelat, Scenario Planner, Associate Professor, Grad School of Business, U Poitiers

Herb Rubenstein, Consultant, Attorney, Strat Planner, Sustainable Bus. Group, Leadership for Lawyers

Elizabeth Rudd, General Manager, Consultant, Strategic Foresight, Director, Milestone Learning

William Ruh, Vice President and Global Technology Director, General Electric (22)

Douglas Rushkoff, Media Theorist, Author, Codeevangelist, Codecademy, Present Shock (64)

Kevin Russell, Chief Design Officer, Foresight U; Executive Director, Serious Wonder Media

Rebecca Ryan, Resident futurist and economist, Alliance for Innovation, Live First, Work Second (49)

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Table of Contents


Chapter 2. Personal Foresight – Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 2: Personal Foresight

Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 4. Models – Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 4: Models

Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 7. Acceleration – Guiding Our Extraordinary Future

Chapter 7: Acceleration

Guiding Our Extraordinary Future (In Process)

II. Global Progress: 5 Goals, 10 Values, Many Trends

Innovation: Our Abundant Future
Intelligence: Our Augmented Future
Interdependence: Our Civil Future
Immunity: Our Protected Future
Sustainability: Our Rebalanced Future

III. Universal Accelerating Change

Great Race to Inner Space: Our Surprising Future
Entropy&Information: We’re Running Down & Up
The Puzzle of Meaning: We Have No Einstein Yet
Trees, Funnels & Landscapes: Intro to Evo Devo
Big Picture Change: Five Scales of Accelerating ED
Transcension Hypothesis: Where Acceleratn Ends?
IDABDAK: Social Response to Accel & Developmnt
We’re On a Runaway Train: Being Accelaware

IV. Evo Devo and Exponential Foresight

Seeing It All: Accel., Diverg, Adapt, Convrg, Decel.
Natural (I4S) Innovation: The Evolutionary Drive
Natural (I4S) Intelligence: The Human-AI Partnership
Natural (I4S) Morality: Why Empathy and Ethics Rule
Natural (I4S) Security: Strength from Disruption
Natural (I4S) Sustainability: The Developmental Drive
S-Curves: Managing the Four Constituencies
Pain to Gain: Traversing the Three Kuznets Phases
Hype to Reality: Beyond Hype Cycles to Reality Checks
Exponentials Database: Measuring Accelerations
TINA Trends: Societal Evolutionary Development
Managing Change: STEEPCOP Events, Probs, Ideas
A Great Shift: A Survival to a Sentient Economy

V. Evo Devo and Exponential Activism

Building Protopias: Five Goals of Social Progress
Normative Foresight: Ten Values of Society
Top & STEEPCOP Acceleratns: Positive & Negative
Dystopias, Risks, and Failure States
Three Levels of Activism: People, Tech & Universe
A Great Opportunity: Exponential Empowerment


Chapter 8. Your Digital Self – The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

Chapter 8: Your Digital Self

The Human Face of the Coming Singularity (In Process)

I. Your Personal AI (PAI): Your Digital Self

Digital Society: Data, Mediation, and Agents
Personal AIs: Advancing the Five Goals
PAI Innovation: Abundance and Diversity
PAI Intelligence: Bio-Inspired AI
PAI Morality: Selection and Groupnets
PAI Security: Safe Learning Agents
PAI Sustainability: Science and Balance
The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

II. PAI Protopias & Dystopias in 8 Domains

1. Personal Agents: News, Ent., Education
2. Social Agents: Relat. and Social Justice
3. Political Agents :  Activism & Represent.
4. Economic Agents:  Retail, Finance, Entrep
5. Builder Agents :  Work, Innov. & Science
6. Environ. Agents : Pop. and Sustainability
7. Health Agents :  Health, Wellness, Death
8. Security Agents :  Def., Crime, Corrections

III. PAI Activism & Exponential Empowerment

Next Government: PAIs, Groupnets, Democ.
Next Economy: Creat. Destr. & Basic Income
Next Society: PAI Ent., Mortality & Uploading
What Will Your PAI Contribution Be?

Chapter 10. Startup Ideas – Great Product & Service Challenges for Entrepreneurs

Chapter 10: Startup Ideas

Great Product and Service Challenges for Entrepreneurs (In Process)

I. 4U’s Idea Hub: Building Better Futures

Air Deliveries and Air Taxis: Finally Solving Urban Gridlock
Ballistic Shields and Gun Control: Protecting Us All from Lone Shooters
Bioinspiration Wiki: Biomimetics and Bio-Inspired Design
Brain Preservation Services: Memory and Mortality Redefined
Carcams: Document Thieves, Bad Driving, and Bad Behavior
Competition in Govt Services: Less Corruption, More Innovation
Computer Adaptive Education (CAE): Better Learning and Training
Conversational Deep Learning Devsuites: Millions of AI Coders
Digital Tables: Telepresence, Games, Entertainment & Education
Dynaships: Sustainable Low-Speed Cargo Shipping
Electromagnetic Suspension: Nausea-Free Working & Reading in Cars
Epigenetic Health Tests: Cellular Aging, Bad Diet, Body Abuse Feedback
Fireline Explosives and Ember Drones: Next-Gen Fire Control
Global English: Empowering the Next Generation of Global Youth
Greenbots: Drone Seeders and Robotic Waterers for Mass Regreening
High-Density Housing and Zoning: Making Our Cities Affordable Again
Highway Enclosures and Trail Networks: Green and Quiet Urban Space
Inflatable Packaging: Faster and Greener Shipping and Returns
Internet of Families: Connecting People Over Things
Kidcams: Next-Gen Security for Child Safety and Empowerment
Kidpods: Indoor & Outdoor Parent-Assistive Toyboxes
Microdesalination: Democratizing Sustainable Fresh Water Production
Noise Monitors: Documenting and Reducing Noise Pollution
Oceanside Baths: Sustainable Year Round Beach Enjoyment
Open Blood Scanners: DIY Citizen Health Care Sensor Tech
Open Streaming Radio: User-Centered Audio Creation and Rating
Open Streaming Video: User-Centered Video Creation and Rating
Open Values Filters: Social Rankers, Arg. Mappers, and Consensus Finders
Personal AIs: Your Private Advisor, Activist, and Interface to the World
Pet Empowerment: Next-Gen Rights and Abilities for Our Domestic Animals
Safe Closets: Fire-, Earthquake-, and Intruder-Proof Retreat Spaces
Safe Cars: Reducing Our Insane 1.3M Annual Auto Deaths Today
Safe Motorcycles: Lane Splitting in Gridlock Without Risk of Death
Shared Value Insurance: User-Centered Risk Reduction Services
Sleeperbuses and Microhotels: Demonetized Intercity Travel
Space-Based Solar Power: Stratellite Powering and Weather Management
Stratellites: Next-Gen Urban Broadband, Transparency, and Security
Touch DNA: Next-Gen Home Security and Crime Deterrence
View Towers: Improving Urban Walkability, Inspiration, and Community

Chapter 11. Evo Devo Foresight – Unpredictable and Predictable Futures

Chapter 11: Evo Devo Foresight

Unpredictable and Predictable Futures

Appendix 1. Peer Advice – Building a Successful Foresight Practice