The World Future Society (WFS) has been around since 1966. As a nonprofit educational and scientific organization based in Washington DC, WFS is "interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future." The future doesn't just happen: People create it through their action -- or inaction -- today."
As a new year roles in...everyone always rattles off their new years resolutions....usually most of them don't last longer than the end of the first month....how many of us joined the gym in a new year?
WFS discusses the "Top 10 Forecasts for 2008 and Beyond", here is an overview of the WFS editors forecasts:
(further reading on each of the 10 forecasts....)
Why study, discuss or look at the future?
A great quote from the WFS website explains why.....
"The world changes so quickly it's hard to keep up. New inventions and innovations alter the way we live. People's values, attitudes, and beliefs are changing. And the pace of change keeps accelerating, making it difficult to prepare for tomorrow. By studying the future, people can better anticipate what lies ahead. More importantly, they can actively decide how they will live in the future, by making choices today and realizing the consequences of their decisions.
The future doesn't just happen: People create it through their action -- or inaction -- today."