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Interested in the 10-year future of virtual worlds, mirror worlds, augmented reality, lifelogs, and other tech of the emerging web? See our free industry foresight report and website: Metaverse Roadmap: Pathways to the 3D Web.

Interested in internet television, the next big emergence for the global web? Read or watch How the Television Will be Revolutionized, John Smart, 2010. Real broadband, open media standards, enterprising organizations, independent politicians, and activist consumers will play key roles in maturing this technology platform. The next ten years will bring much greater democracy, subcultural diversity, collective intelligence, and more creative destruction to traditional film and television media.


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Boldly creating a world that works for all. Monthly meetings in ten cities at present. Set up a salon in your city!


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ASF newsletter on key events in our accelerating world. Newsletter is on break at present to focus on higher-priority projects. Back Issues.


The Physics of Performance Curves, an EDU Conference now in the planning stage.

- What explains the differential rates of acceleration in our technology performance curves (computing, storage, bandwidth, energy production, etc.) as documented in Performance Curve Databases?
- The greatest gains occur in technologies where the rates of miniaturization and virtualization are the fastest. Why is this curious fact so little-known? What are its business, policy, and social implications?

- Can we develop better predictive theories for the growth and future of technology performance curves?


EDU is an international community of scholars exploring evolutionary and developmental processes in the universe and its subsystems. What is predictable in complex systems? What is accelerating change? How do we differentiate between predictable and unpredictable processes in the universe? Join us to discuss these future-important questions.

1. Can ASF help your organization with consulting, talks, reports, seminars, or workshops? See our services page.

2. Looking for a good wiki directory of global foresight? Visit Global, ASF's wiki directory of Networks, Events, Programs, People, Orgs, and Resources for emerging global foresight culture.

3. Desire a credential in foresight work? See Foresight Graduate Programs - Global List, ASF's list of top Primary and Secondary graduate programs in professional foresight. Consider these if you want interdisciplinary training in thinking about issues of global progress and accelerating change.

4. Are you a foresight student, educator, researcher, employer, alum, or advocate? Join the Foresight Education and Research Network (, a global community of foresight students, researchers, educators (K-12, university, professional) and employers working on projects to advance foresight education and research.

5. Interested in learning and advancing the science and systems theory relevant to acceleration studies? Visit the Evo Devo Universe research community, an ASF-sponsored global network of scholars exploring and critiquing evolutionary and developmental hypotheses and models of change in the universe and its subsystems.

6. Like to meet other foresighted folks in your local community? Start a Future Salon, on your own or with a co-moderator. Invite interesting local thinkers to give free talks on future-oriented topics once a month (or less), and go to dinner afterward for more conversation. Grow your network of change- and innovation-oriented friends!


Evo Devo Universe 2008: Predictable and unpredictable aspects of universal change.

Metaverse Roadmap Summit 2006: Mapping Pathways to the 3D Web

Accelerating Change 2005: Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Amplification

Accelerating Change 2004: Physical Space, Virtual Space, and Interface

Accelerating Change 2003: Exploring the Future of Accelerating Change


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