Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

S-T Leaders – One-Line Database

Paul Saffo
, Technology Forecaster, Educator, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council (53)

Michel Saloff-Coste, Futurist, Dir, Int. Inst. for Future of Innovative Ecosystems, Catholic U. of Lille

Tamara Samoylova, Strategy Consultant, Head of Research, Deloitte Center for the Edge

Lawrence Samuel, Author, Founder, Culture Planning LLC, Future: A Recent History

Anders Sandberg, Futurist, Transhumanist, Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford U. (47)

Richard Sandford, Foresight, Education, Scenarios, Workshops, Principal, Northover Research

Christopher Sanderson, Trend forecasting, brand strategy, Co-Founder, Future Laboratory

Ziauddin Sardar, Cultural Commentator, Prof., Middlesex U, Editor, Futures, Future: All that Matters

Ozcan Saritas, Senior Research Fellow, Manchester Inst of Innovation Research, U Manchester

Amy Satterthwaite, Education Designer, Education Futures, Strategic Foresight, Blog

Cosmo Scharf, Co-Founder and CXO, Visionary VR, Co-Founder, VRLA.

Jason Schenker, Economist, Forecaster, President, Prestige Economics, Chairman, The Futurist Institute

Heather Schlegel, Visionary, Connector, Maven, Founder, Future of Money TV Series, Blog (68)

Laura Schlehuber, Actuarial and Human Resources Consultant, Human Capital, Ernst & Young

Jurgen Schmidhuber, Deep Learning and AI Pioneer, Director, Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA

Karl Schroeder, Foresight studies consultant, Narrative Future; Science fiction author (49)

Gray Scott, Futurist, Media Producer, Editorial Director, Serious Wonder

Reto Schneider, Head, Emerging Risk Management, Swiss Re

Frank Shaw, Business Strategist, Futurist, Foresight Director, Centre for Future Studies

Pamela McConathy Schied, Public Relations Strategy, Principal, Foresight Communications Group

Heather Schlegel, Professional Social Scientist, Visionary, Connector, The Future of Money (69)

Laura Schlehuber, Actuarial and HR Consultant, Ernst and Young, Senior Consultant, AndSpace

Stanley Schmidt, Physicist, Sci-Fi Author, Ed., Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Coming Convergence

Natalie Schoch, Director, Trends and Knowledge Management, Kellogg Company

James Schofield, Projects Manager, Shell Strategy and Scenarios Team

Paul J.H. Schoemaker, Strategy and Leadership, Founder, Decision Strategies Internat’l, Peripheral Vision

Willi Schroll, Foresight Expert, Emerging Technology, Peacebuilding, Postconflict Development (58)

Wendy Schultz, Futurist, Emergentista, Director, Infinite Futures, Essential Visioning (60)

Peter Schwartz, Futurist, SVP, Govt Relations & Strat Planning, Salesforce, Fdr, GBN, Art of the Long View

Steve Seibert, Lawyer, Strategy and Innovation Consulting, Founding Partner, TriSect Innovates

Marci Segal, Creativity Expert, Futurist, Mgmt. Consultant, Developer, Passport to Innovation

Michael Senchuk, Business Modeling, Foresight, Manager, Planning & Analysis, Direct Energy

Hardy F. Schloer, Technology Foresight, Managing Director, Schloer Consulting Group

David Shambaugh, Political Scientist, Dir, China Policy Program, George Wash U, China’s Future?

Stephen Shapiro, Innovation Evangelist, Speaker, CEO, 24/7 Innovation, Best Practices are Stupid (78)

William Sherden, Mgmt Consultant, Prof., Internat’l Business School, Brandeis U., The Fortune Sellers

Michael Shermer, Author, Columnist, Exec. Director, the Skeptics Society, The Believing Brain (66)

Clay Shirky, Social Futurist, Prof, Journalism and Telecommunications, NYU, Here Comes Everybody (71)

Paul Shoemaker, Philanthropy Leadership, Executive Connector, Social Venture Partners (44)

Lee Shupp, Action-Oriented Futurist, Consultant, Executive VP, The Futures Company, Blog (50)

Eric Siegel, Founder, Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, Predictive Analytics, Blog

Peter Singer, Strategist, Senior Fellow, The New America Foundation, Wired for War (66)

Jason Silva, Filmmaker, Futurist, Philosopher, Conduit of Ideas, Shots of Awe (83)

Nate Silver, Statistician, Writer, Corr., ABC News, Editor, FiveThirtyEight, The Signal and the Noise (48)

Richard Slaughter, Educator, Scholar, Critical Futurist, Dir, Foresight Internat’l, Futures Beyond Dystopia

Larry Smarr, Prof, Computer Science, Dir, Calif. Inst. for Telecomm and Information Tech (CalIT2) (46)

John Smart, Foresight, Pres, Acceleration Studies Fdn, CEO, Foresight U, The Foresight Guide (52)

Vaclav Smil, Scientist, Energy, Environment and Public Policy Analyst, Energy Myths and Realities (56)

Carter V. Smith, Author, Accelerating Evolution of Integral Consciousness, at

Laurence Smith, Prof Geography, Earth, Space, and Planetary Sciences, UCLA, The World in 2050

Scott Smith, Foresight, Innovation, and Strategic Design, CEO, Changeist

Dave Snowden, Sensemaking, Knowledge Management, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge (61)

Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group, Host, Pivot Conference, What’s the Future of Business (85)

Cecily Sommers, ChangeMaker, Global Trends Analyst, Foresight & Innovation, Think Like a Futurist (56)

Masayoshi Son, CEO SoftBank Vision Fund. Internet billionaire, convinced Singularity will arrive by 2050.

Marcene Sonneborn, Tech Entrep Advising (Nano, Bio, IT), Prof. of Entrep. & Creativity, Syracuse U. (46)

Shannon Spanhake, Open Governance, Deputy Innovation Officer, City and County of San Francisco (42)

Frank Spencer, Foresight, Innovation, Strategic Design, Principal, Kedge (59)

Stephan Spencer, Life Coach, SEO and Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Geek Revolution (57)

Fred Spier, Anthropologist, Senior Lecturer in Big History, Big History and the Future of Humanity

Jim Spohrer, Service Science, Dir, Global University Programs, IBM (52)

Julie Steele, Futurist, Founder and CEO, The 3D Printer Experience, Board Chair, World Future Society

Alex Steffen, Long-Term Foresight, Planetary Futurist in Residence, IDEO, Worldchanging (63)

David Stehlik, PhD Candidate, DSL in Strategic Foresight, Adjunct MBA Professor, Regent University

Bruce Sterling, Sci-Fi Author, Futurist, Visionary-in-Residence, Art Ctr Coll of Design, Shaping Things

Mark Stevenson, Future Broker, Founder, Flow Associates, An Optimist’s Tour of the Future (50)

Oona Strathern, Writer, Speaker, Futurist, Dir, Zukunftsinstitut, A Brief History of the Future

James Strole, Co-Founder, People Unlimited; Director, Coalition for Radical Life Extension

Dan Sutera, President, Impact Enterprises, Founder, Impact Network (50)

David Suzuki, Zoologist, Science Broadcaster, Environmental Activist, The Legacy

Steen Svendsen, Partner, Futurist at Public Futures, Founder, House of Futures

Melanie Swan, Futurist, Technology Philosopher, MS Futures Group, DIYgenomics (43)

Jason Swanson, Emerging Fellow, Assoc. of Professional Futurists, Futurist and Strategist, PALCS

John Sweeney, Deputy Director, Center for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, East-West University

Mark Swilling, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch U., Director, Sustainability Institute

Balint Szent-Miklosy, President, Futurific Inc., Foundation for Optimism, Editor, Futurific (29)

Rohit Talwar
, Global Futurist, Strategist, CEO, Fast Future, Transformation & Renewal in Fin. Services (61)

Joe Tankersley, Writer, Gentleman Futurist, Senior Writer and Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering (39)

Jaana Tapanainen, Project Manager, Senior Foresight Consultant, Z_punkt The Foresight Company

Ufuk Tarhan, Futurist, Economist, Founder of M-GEN Digital (72)

Don Tapscott, CEO, The Tapscott Group, Speaker, Consultant, Author, Grown Up Digital (85)

Phil Tate, Strategic Foresight Professional, Dir, Totara Strategic Consulting (42)

Astro Teller, COO, Google X, Entrepreneur, Scientist, Author, Exegesis

Paul Tero, Organizational Strategy Development, Principal Consultant, Dellium Advisory (46)

Philip Tetlock, Prof, U. CA Berkeley, Dir, Good Judgment Project, Expert Political Judgment

Hardin Tibbs, Principal Consultant, Synthesis Strategic Consulting, The Global Cyber Game

Mark Tietbohl, New Business Development, Services Group, Lowes Companies (43)

Steve Tobin, Economist, Scholar of Global Workforce Trends, Team Leader, International Labor Organization

Mariana Todorova, Analyst, Futurist, Strategist, Trend-Tracker, Asst. Prof., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Natasha Todorovic, Trainer, Spiral Dynamics, Partner, NVC Consulting

Alvin Toffler, Futurist, Author, Founder, Toffler Associates, Revolutionary Wealth

Eric Topol, Med. Foresight, Prof. Genomics, Scripps Resrch Inst, The Creative Destruction of Medicine (68)

Anthony Townsend, Research Scientist, NYU Rudin Ctr for Transportation Policy and Mgmt, Smart Cities

Jim Trinka, Chief Learning Officer, Office of Info and Tech, US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Duncan Trussell, Actor, Stand-up Comic, Host, The Duncan Trussel Family Hour (72)

Patrick Tucker, Tech Editor, Defense One, Former Dir. Comm., World Future Soc, The Naked Future (63)

Catarina Tully, Strategic Foresight for Governments, Democracy 2.0; Director, From Over Here

Jon Turney, Science Writer, Editor, Lecturer, The Rough Guide to the Future (53)

Tim Tyler, Programmer, memetics and universal Darwinism scholar. Author, Memetics

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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