Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

U-Z Leaders – One-Line Database 

Jeff Ubois
, Future of Media Archives, Innovation, Philanthropy, Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation

Gereon Uerz, Project Director, Future Affairs, Volkswagen

Jack Uldrich, Futurist, CUO, Sch. of Unlearning, Editor, JumptheCurve Higher Unlearning (46)

Tim Urban, Test Prep Entrepeneur, Co-Founder, TruePrep, Writer/Illustrator, Wait But Why (48)

Alexander van de Putte
, Managing Dir, Strategy, Development Bank of Kazakhstan

Ariane van de Ven, Trend Consultant, Strategist, Creative Office and Trendspotting Director, Puig

Kees van der Heijden, Fellow, Said Business School, U. Oxford, Scenarios

Luke van der Laan, Dir, Professional Studies, U. So. Queensland, Principal, ADVANTAGE Foresight & Strategy

Terry J. van der Werff, Strategic Advisor, Management Consulting, Pres., van der Werff Global

Zulandi van der Westhuizen, Deputy Dir, Scenarios & Resources, World Energy Council, Sr Advisor, Eskom

Kirsten van Dam, Director, Trend + Insight and Strategy, and Founder, Out of Office

Freija van Duijne, Research Analyst, The Hague Center for Strategic Studies, Dir, Future Motions (49)

Philippe van Nedervelde, Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Convergence Entrepreneur, Dir of ID, 2045 Initiative (65)

Lieve van Woensel, Dir., Scientific Foresight Service, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

John Vanston, Consultant, Educator, Speaker, Chairman, Technology Futures, Minitrends

Anna-Leena Vasamo, PhD Student, MIND (Industrial Engrg and Management), Aalto U, Researcher, FERN

Javier Enrique Medina Vasquez, Director, Institute of Foresight and Innovation, Universidad del Valle

Jan Verloop, Innovation Consultant, Director, Causa Innovatie, CITGS, Insight in Innovation

Lucio Mauricio Henao Velez, Foresight Advisor and Teacher, Management Consultant, CEO, Proseres

Etienne Verbist, Innovator, Crowdfunding Evangelist, Managing Director Europe, Crowdsourcing Week

Clement Vidal, Researcher, Vrije U. Brussel, Co-Founder, Evo Devo Universe, The Beginning and the End

Eze Vidra, Venture Capitalist, Founder, VC Café, General Partner, Google Ventures (62)

Vernor Vinge, Retired Prof of Math, Computer Scientist, Science Fiction Author, Rainbows End

Natasha Vita-More, Designer, Artist, Professor, University of Advancing Technology (46)

Heiko von der Gracht, Dir, Think Tank for Futures Mgmt, Inst. of Corporate Ed, The Future of Logistics

Peter von Stackelberg, Story Architect, Business, Strategy, Tech Foresight, Blog, Technology & the Future

Joseph Voros, Physicist, Foresight Theorist, Sen. Lecturer, Strategic Foresight, Swinburne U of Tech

Peter Voss, Software Architect, Chairman, Smart Action, Founder and CEO, AGI Innovations

Vivek Wadhwa
, VP of Innovation and Research, Singularity University, The Immigrant Exodus (83)

Cindy Wagner, Former Editor, The Futurist, World Future Society, Writer, AAI Foresight

Andreas M. Walker, Strategist, Scenario Writer, Metrobasel Think Tank, Co-President, SwissFuture

Lloyd Walker, Innovation Services, Strategic Planning, Product Development, President, Precurve

Brian Wang, Business Process Consultant, Editor, Next Big Future , Blog (62)

Mark Waser, Ethical Systems Architect, Artificial intelligence, CTO, Digital Wisdom Institute

Jeff Watson, Assistant Prof., School of Cinematic Arts, USC. ARG Game Creator, Reality Ends Here (50)

Richard Watson, Author, Futurist, Scenario Planner, Founder, Nowandnext, Futurevision

John Watts, Wargaming and Security Foresight, Consultant, US and International Security, Noetic

Robin Wauters, European Internet, Mobile, and Startups Market, Founding Editor,

Danial D.M. Wayner, Vice President, Emerging Technologies, National Research Council Canada

Steve Weber, Professor, UC Berkeley, Senior Advisor, Monitor Deloitte, Consultant, NIC Global Trends

Edie Weiner, Strategic Futurist, Foresight Intell., President, Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Blog, FutureThink

Jared Weiner, Management Consultant, Futurist, Vice President, Weiner, Edrich, Brown

Andrew Weinreich, Serial Entrepreneur and Startup Coach, Author, Predicting Our Future podcasts.

Jonathan Wells, Strategic Relationships, Segment Technology Services Partner, Towers Watson (34)

Julia R. West, Futurist, Product Designer, California College of the Arts, What the Foresight

George Westerman, MIT Sloan Professsor, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Leading Digital (51)

Jameson Wetmore, Assoc Dir, Ctr for Nanotechnology in Society, Prof, ASU, Technology and Society

Verne Wheelwright, Personal Futurist, Director, Personal Futures Network, It’s Your Future (43)

Sue Whitfield, Business and Strategic Planning, Owner, White Tree Consulting

Markku Wilenius, Prof, and Senior Advisor, Finland Futures Research Center, Surfing the Sixth Wave

Angela Wilkinson, Strategic Foresight Counsellor, OECD, Contributor, The Essence of Scenarios

Austin Williams, Director, Future Cities Project, Lecturer in Architecture, Xian Jaiotong U

Alane Wilson, Strategic Foresight, Not-for-Profits, Exec. Dir., British Columbia Library Association

James (Phil) Wisecup, VADM, USN (Ret), Director, CNO’s Strategic Studies Group

Alex Wissner-Gross, Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Fellow, Harvard Innovation Lab (48)

David Wood, IT Futurist, Chair London Futurists, Principal, Delta Wisdom, Anticipating 2025

Derek Woodgate, Futurist, Author, Innovator, Pres, The Futures Lab, Blog, Future Frequencies (37)

Wilson Wong, Head of Insight and Futures, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Benjamin Wright, Legal Futurist, Law of Data Security & Investig., SANS Inst, Law of Electronic Commerce

Andrew Wynberg, Energy Policy, Asst. Manager, Dept. of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australian Govt.


Lina Yang
, Director, Strategic Foresight and Customer Insights, The Hershey Company

Aubrey Yee, Writer, Designer, Photographer, Doctoral Student in Futures Studies, University of Hawaii

Guy Yeomans, Futures and Strategic Foresight Consultant, Founder, Arctic Futures

Richard Yonck, Foresight Analyst, Intell. Future Consulting, The Heart of the Machine: Emotional AI (51)

David Zach
, Speaker, Author, Strategic Trends and Traditions Analyst, Blog

Fareed Zakaria, TV Host, Columnist, Author, The Post-American World (87)

Amy Zalman, Former CEO, World Future Society, Founder, Strategic Narrative

Carrie Zapka, Microbiology Scientist, Sustainability Initiatives, Gojo, Blog

Michael Zey, Future Trends Scholar and Speaker, Prof, Montclair State U, The Future Factor

Jonathan Zittrain, Prof of Law and Computer Science, Harvard U, The Future of the Internet (84)

John Zogby, Pollster, Pundit, CEO, Zogby International, The Way We’ll Be (46)

Andrew Zolli, Global Thinker, Author, Creative Force at PopTech, Resilience (58)

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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