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About the Course

When you get better at thinking about the future, you get better at changing the future. This course will help you take all of the foresight skills you’ve developed so far and apply them to making real positive change in your life, in your work, and in the world around you. You’ll learn how to create and share “preferred futures”, which are highly persuasive, compelling visions of the changes you want to make real. You’ll use your preferred future to identify obstacles, recruit allies, collect resources, and plan action to make your vision real. You’ll also practice making “artifacts” from the future, which are creative representations of how everyday life might be different in the future. Artifacts can inspire others to join you in your quest to make a preferred future real. Leading futurists from the Institute for the Future will share with you their favorite future artifacts – and walk you through the entire creative process it took to make them. Every action we take today changes the future. This course will help you identify and take the actions that make the BIGGEST, most strategic impacts on the most urgent challenges you and society face. Many thanks to the Enlight Foundation and the Enlight Collaborative, which provided a grant to support the creation of this course....

Top reviews

May 9, 2020

Incredibly important class if you want to be a futurist or an entrepreneur, or even if you want to understand the future. 100% recommend this, you are not wasting time, rather you will be gaining it.

Jun 4, 2020

The whole specialisation is a necessary foundation step to get into critical thinking about what the future might bring and how we can start to influence it. Lots of food for thoughts, and ACTION!

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By Rodrigo A R C

Apr 23, 2021

muchas gracias

By Iván R

Jun 19, 2020

Great :)

By Charles P

Feb 22, 2021


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By Elis

Jan 9, 2021

Compared to other courses in this specialization, this course was a bit less inspiring or thought-provoking. Nevertheless, still an interesting exercise for the brain and gives some new ideas to ponder upon.

By romy g

Jul 1, 2020

It´s interesting, the professor gives useful tools, i think they could make it shorter, there's repeating parts that could be avoid, also I haven't got my diploma.

By Kaviraj G

May 9, 2020

Excellent case studies presented. The skills taught and tools used are relevant to bringing changes and identifying futures

By ayumi t

Jul 4, 2021


By Bianca M

Aug 20, 2021

No one is participating and here I am hanging on a review that doesn't happen. Only by paying in dollars.

By Gail M W

Feb 9, 2021

Want to unenroll.