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Institute for the Future

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Mental Simulation

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 40 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
What can't be different in the future?10m
Technique #1: Predict the Past3m
Technique #2: Remember the Future6m
Technique #3: Hard Empathy6m
Neurological Pathways of Simulation9m
5 readings
Take a two-minute survey about the future!2m
Simulation Skills Brief: Your "cheat sheet" for this course10m
What is Mental Simulation?5m
Future-Proof Your Brain15m
How to "Fill in the Blanks" of Your Brain25m
1 practice exercise
Neurological Pathways of Simulation10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

First-Person Futures

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Thinking in Facts versus Thinking in First Person6m
Let's try some first person futures!6m
First Person Creativity7m
The Superstruct Game10m
3 readings
Why Your Future Self is a Stranger15m
Welcome to the Internet of Things25m
Superstruct Scenario10m
1 practice exercise
Why the brain thinks differently about your future self5m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Alternative Futures

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
SCENARIO: The Future of Marriage4m
Introduction to Alternative Futures7m
How to Envision Alternative Future (Part 1)5m
How to Envision Alternative Futures (Part 2)14m
Alternative Futures for Caregiving in 20319m
3 readings
The Future of Marriage Project (How We Did It)20m
TOOL: Envision Alternative Futures10m
Future of Caregiving in 203120m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Advanced Simulation Topics

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Simtainer7m
What is Afrofuturism?3m
Full Body Simulation Part 112m
Full Body Simulation Part 27m
Congratulations on finishing this course!1m
6 readings
Future of Video Simulation15m
Future of Touch Simulation (Haptics)10m
Black to the Future (Afrofuturism)20m
Experiential Futures Show and Tell20m
Future of Newport, Year 206120m
An invitation to join our free Alumni Network2m
2 practice exercises
New Kinds of Simulation20m
Afrofuturism15m

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