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FUTURISTS
start simple and let complexity evolve.
N O T AT A L L W H AT I ( O R A N Y R E P U TA B L E F U T U R I S T S ) D O
FUTURES WHEELS




O N E PA RT O F W H AT I ( A N D O T H E R R E P U TA B L E F U T U R I S T S ) D O
FUTURES
      WHEELS:
      ORIGINS
                Jerome Glenn
Invented futures wheels in 1971 as a method for
         ...
Futures Wheels: Instructions
Futures Wheels: Instructions
  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your
   worksheet.
Futures Wheels: Instructions
  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your
   worksheet.
  Everyone take five ...
Futures Wheels: Instructions
  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your
   worksheet.
  Everyone take five ...
Futures Wheels: Instructions
  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your
   worksheet.
  Everyone take five ...
office
                     “earbud” headphones                       silent, eye-tracking
                                ...
voice input / output,
work noisier
                      biometric passwords


          no passwords                     ...
Dr. Wendy L. Schultz
                       Infinite Futures:
        foresight research and training
                     ...
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Women's Engineering Society, UK: exploratory futures workshop.

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A short 'exploratorium' workshop with the participants at the Women's Engineering Society annual conference; using the mVIP trends and design assignment card decks, and futures wheels.

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Women's Engineering Society, UK: exploratory futures workshop.

  1. 1. FUTURISTS start simple and let complexity evolve.
  2. 2. N O T AT A L L W H AT I ( O R A N Y R E P U TA B L E F U T U R I S T S ) D O
  3. 3. FUTURES WHEELS O N E PA RT O F W H AT I ( A N D O T H E R R E P U TA B L E F U T U R I S T S ) D O
  4. 4. FUTURES WHEELS: ORIGINS Jerome Glenn Invented futures wheels in 1971 as a method for policy analysis and forecasting Also called Implementation Wheel, Impact Wheel, Mind Mapping, and Webbing. Joel Barker “Cascade thinking:” go out at least three orders of implications to find big surprises http://www.strategicexploration.com/i-wheel/ index.htm
  5. 5. Futures Wheels: Instructions
  6. 6. Futures Wheels: Instructions  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your worksheet.
  7. 7. Futures Wheels: Instructions  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your worksheet.  Everyone take five minutes by themselves to imagine possible impacts of this change over the next twenty years.
  8. 8. Futures Wheels: Instructions  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your worksheet.  Everyone take five minutes by themselves to imagine possible impacts of this change over the next twenty years.  Share your individual lists within your group. Which of these are immediate, or primary, impacts? Write those down next to the appropriate “spoke”.
  9. 9. Futures Wheels: Instructions  Enter your assigned change in the inner circle of your worksheet.  Everyone take five minutes by themselves to imagine possible impacts of this change over the next twenty years.  Share your individual lists within your group. Which of these are immediate, or primary, impacts? Write those down next to the appropriate “spoke”.  Now consider each primary impact, one by one. Brainstorm two or three impacts it will have, and map those, connecting each to its primary impact.
  10. 10. office “earbud” headphones silent, eye-tracking sound to talk to/hear menu navigation barriers computer goggles developed work noisier work? travel? economy? primary effects home/ voice input / output, education? families? biometric passwords impact communications? hobbies? environment? impact secondary impact effects Futures Wheel
  11. 11. voice input / output, work noisier biometric passwords no passwords market for “great New licensing opp’ty required drop in carpal tunnel voices” for popular singers syndrome and actors Increase in pirate market: worker great voices collapse of productivity keyboard wristRather talk to “napsterized” decline in worker compensation rest market your machine costs than you… Futures Wheel
  12. 12. Dr. Wendy L. Schultz Infinite Futures: foresight research and training Oxford, England http:// www.infinitefutures.com THANK YOU.

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