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Looking back on Your Brain 2030: reflecting on brains, technology and the human condition

Looking back on Your Brain 2030: reflecting on brains, technology and the human condition

Want to look back some more? There’s pictures, visual notes and a vlog! Unusual places often bring something new. That was why the Dutch Future Society cooperated with Supperclub, a club in the oldest theater of Amsterdam, for the annual event – this year on the future of our brains. […]

Looking back on Joyce Gioia’s visit

Looking back on Joyce Gioia’s visit

“Social entrepreneurs are society’s best hope for the future” – Road warrior and international futurist Joyce Gioia The Dutch Future Society is part of a global network of futurists. On Friday April 7th, DFS has invited world class futurist speaker and treasurer to the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) Joyce […]

Toasting to the New Year and SFOTY 2016 & 2017!

Toasting to the New Year and SFOTY 2016 & 2017!

On Tuesday January 10th, the Dutch Future Society celebrated 2017 at Futureconsult. With 30 futurists in the house, we all enjoyed catching up and meeting some new faces. Ellen Willemse (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek) taught us how to create our own science fiction stories and Jan Nekkers (Futureconsult) announced the SFOTY of 2016 (Superforecaster […]

TrendRede 2017 ‘De Toekomst Doen’

TrendRede 2017 ‘De Toekomst Doen’

Op afgelopen 12 januari las een groep vooraanstaande trendwatchers de TrendRede 2017 voor. Dit jaar spraken ze over creatieve destructie en de onder het puin opbloeiende nieuwe wereld. “Er is een stuwmeer aan verandering dat zich op elk moment over de samenleving kan uitstorten,“ verkondigden de toekomstdenkers twee jaar geleden. Die […]

Looking back on An Interesting Day 2016: Transforming the Future

Looking back on An Interesting Day 2016: Transforming the Future

Transforming the Future: that was the focal point of this year’s An Interesting Day, Dutch Future Society’s annual event where all those interested in the field of foresight meet and connect. Anne Pereira provided a visual overview of the day (click on the image above for a larger version), we’ve prepared […]

Brave New World Festival: Videos

Brave New World Festival: Videos

At Brave New World festival the Dutch Future Society collaborated with 48Hours film project. Richard Schut and Floris Koot from 48Hours worked together with members from the Dutch Future Society to facilitate a script writing workshop. Inspired by the festival, the participants at Brave New World generated futuristic storylines. A […]

MOOD: De Stemming van 2017

MOOD: De Stemming van 2017

De kunst van het loslaten De tijd waarin we leven wordt weleens aangeduid als het tijdperk van het post-kapitalisme. Het is de periode die komt na een decennialange periode van globalisering en liberalisering. In MOOD 17, het nieuwe trendboek van Trendslator dat op 1 december 2016 verschenen is, wordt duidelijk […]

DFS Member Nicole Rijkens to graduate her PhD in foresight

DFS Member Nicole Rijkens to graduate her PhD in foresight

Nicole Rijkens-Klomp, co-founder of Pantopicon and DFS Member, has recently submitted her doctoral thesis for review. With her research she focusses on the application of foresight for local policy development. The PhD defense will take place on December 22nd at the University of Maastricht. We wish Nicole good luck in […]

Forecasting the Future: Can The Hive Mind Let Us Predict the Future?

Forecasting the Future: Can The Hive Mind Let Us Predict the Future?

One website is testing the predictive power of the collective by asking its users to answer questions about the future of science and technology. Not only is the group surprisingly accurate, a few individuals are proving to be particularly prescient. By Kristin Houser Polling the (chat)room If two minds are better […]

An Indecisive Future?

An Indecisive Future?

“We still think the future is something that just happens to us, and therefore we are mostly aware of the present. We should lose that attitude of unawareness and start realizing the future is in our hands” By Cecile Cremer Imagine, it is one of those typical Monday mornings, you […]