WHO

Generating a Thriving Future

The Generative Futures Initiative is a collective of futurists, entrepreneurs, academics, scientists, thought leaders and creatives, dedicated to the practice of envisioning, acting on, and bringing about a future for a thriving humanity. In other words, dedicated to the practice of Generative Futurism.

WHY

We are at a crossroads and extinction is a real risk

“If you do not change direction you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

Humanity is facing existential threats on multiple fronts; climate change, weaponized AI, designer pathogens, CRISPR gene hacking and nuclear war. It is clear from these conditions that extinction is a real risk.

Unless we take action to redesign human culture and systems at all levels.

WHAT

Redesign at all levels of our society

We are being confronted by the fragility of our global systems.
We need to develop complex adaptive systems that self organize, self regulate, self heal.
“You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
To create a new model requires the power of our ability to imagine – and imagining unconstrained by the limits of the past.
It is such an imagined future that can free us into taking new actions today that will disrupt the current trend.

How do we get there?

Generating a vivid vision and experience of a Thriving future.
This is done in varied domains and disciplines executed simultaneously.

Generative Media - Design Driven

The Futurists, Imaginal Life, The World Builder Game

Generative Research

Generate 100 and 1000 futures for various aspects of humanity

Generative Consulting & Education

Develop and deliver education and training in the discipline of generating viable futures. Consult and support organizations to generate viable transgenerational futures for themselves and their stakeholders.