Futuristic Thinking

The Goal: Futurists imagine, envision, or predict what has not yet been realized. They work to develop their brains to envision possibilities that others may not and to champion progressive ideas. Those who devote their careers to futures thinking work in the context of core principles for futures thinking.


Step 1: Read “Five Principles for Thinking Like a Futurist.”

Step 2: As you read, use the 4 A’s protocol to reflect on the ideas presented.

The Four A's Protocol Template
Assumption. Identify one key assumption in the article:

Agreement. Identify one area of the text with which you agree:

Argument. What is one area of the text with which you would argue?

Aspiration. What is one aspiration you have related to the text?