The Foresight Guide seeks to be the world’s best free overview of two things:

1. General futures thinking and
2. Professional foresight practice.

It introduces the key goals, processes, skills, specialties and methods that professionals use to create better personal, organizational, societal, global, and universal (scientific) foresight. It is written from an acceleration-aware, evo-devo, and evidence-based perspective.

A draft version of the Guide is free online, in a commentable form (since 2016) at A print version will arrive on Amazon in Fall 2019.

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

The Science of Performance Curvesan EDU Workshop presently in the planning stage. Would you like to sponsor or volunteer to help us produce this?

- 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. Interested in learning and advancing the science and systems theory relevant to acceleration studies? What is predictable in complex systems? What is accelerating change? How do we differentiate between predictable and unpredictable processes in the universe and its subsystems? 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. 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!


Articles - Articles and Books by ASF President John Smart, and Vernor Vinge.

Presentations - Audio, Video, and Slide presentations by ASF President John Smart.

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Evolution, Development, and Complexity 2017: Evolutionary and developmental models of societal change.

Foresight Careers 2013: Strategies for finding and keeping great foresight jobs.

Evo Devo Universe 2008: Understanding predictable and unpredictable processes of change.

Metaverse Roadmap Summit 2006: Building 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