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What you will learn

  • Collect and Analyze SIGNALS OF CHANGE

  • Identify and Analyze GLOBAL DRIVERS OF CHANGE

  • Combine Signals and Drivers into FUTURE FORECASTS

  • Write SCENARIOS that tell a story about your FUTURE FORECAST

Skills you will gain

ForesightCreativityStrategic ThinkingScenario DevelopmentInnovation
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Approx. 13 hours to complete
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Institute for the Future

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction to Future Forecasting

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 60 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Strong Opinions, Lightly Held6m
What's a forecast?10m
Mini-Masterclass: Forecasting 10110m
Looking for Drivers12m
More Global Drivers4m
Driver Example: Blockchain!2m
How to Make a Quick Forecast on any Topic9m
7 readings
Take our two-minute survey about the future!2m
Forecasting Skills Brief: Your "Cheat Sheet" for this course15m
Excerpt: Get There Early15m
Skills Refresher: Signals of Change10m
Examples of Drivers: The World in 203015m
Blockchain Futures25m
The Coming Era of Autonomous Vehicles15m
2 practice exercises
Future Forecasting Essentials10m
Blockchain basics10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

How to Create a Future Forecast

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Combining Signals and Drivers into a Forecast (Part 2)8m
How to Reveal Unexpected Possibilities (Part 1)3m
How to Reveal Unexpected Possibilities (Part 2)9m
2 readings
Wired World: Forecasts for 2020 and beyond1h
TOOL: Reveal Unexpected Possibilities10m
2 practice exercises
Which forecast would impact you the most?15m
How would the Wired World forecast would change YOUR life?
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

How to Write a Future Scenario

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
DEMO: Building a Scenario From Scratch7m
SCENARIO: The Future of Learning and Earning7m
The importance of ridiculous ideas1m
A Few More Scenarios to Play With6m
4 readings
Signals of change behind the scenarios15m
Learning is Earning: Map of the Future25m
Scenarios from the Future of Technology (the Ethical Operating System)20m
The Future of Machines (3 Scenarios)25m
1 practice exercise
The Future of Machines10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

How to Update Your Forecasts

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 14 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Updating a Forecast6m
Congratulations on finishing this course!1m
5 readings
Future of Money - A Forecast for 202110m
Future of the Internet: A Forecast for 202110m
Future of Households: A Forecast for 2020110m
Future of Social Media: A Forecast for 202110m
An invitation to join our free Alumni Network2m

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