Institute for the Future
Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future
Institute for the Future

Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future

This course is part of Futures Thinking Specialization

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Jane McGonigal

Instructor: Jane McGonigal

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14 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Design and run a multiplayer forecasting game

  • Game out hard-to-predict consequences in any future scenario

  • Anticipate long-term harms of new technologies and how to prevent them

  • Create diverse, inclusive futures thinking communities

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Collaborative Foresight. Shall we play a game? This week, you'll learn the basics: What is a future forecasting game? How do you run one? And who should you invite to play? At the end of the week, you'll choose your own future scenario that you think would make for a great game.

What's included

4 videos6 readings1 peer review2 discussion prompts

How can you spin up a new forecasting game, fast? This week, you'll learn how to use a future wheel to collect lots of surprising ideas from many different people. You'll be challenged to game out five different scenarios using the future wheel platform. And, of course, you'll have the chance to design your own future wheel! Let's play!

What's included

3 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Let's add another tool to your gaming toolkit. This week, you'll learn about positive and shadow imagination. What is it, and how can it help you run a successful future forecasting game? While you're practicing this new skill, get ready to take a deep dive on two exciting future topics: the future of space settlement and the future of neurosensing social networks!

What's included

4 videos6 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week you'll get to practice two more tools for seeing the future from massively many points of view: Leading-Edge interviews and the Four Future Feelings tool. Get ready to meet new people and organize your own playful conversations about the future!

What's included

3 videos4 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

You've created and played a future forecasting game. Now what? This week, you'll learn how to take your game findings and propose innovative solutions to our most urgent challenges today. You'll also get everything you need to organize and play one more kind of futures thinking game: The Equitable Futures Card game. Ready, set... win!

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6 videos3 readings1 peer review2 discussion prompts

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Jane McGonigal
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