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Welcome to the Futures Centre

Explore, track and share signals of change to help make sense of the world.

Access futures-focused insights and resources to help create a more sustainable future.

Join us in building a global community working together on key challenges to drive positive change.

What is the Futures Centre?
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Signals & Insights Learn more

A mix of Signals of change submitted by users around the world and longer-form Insights - explorations of the emerging systemic change we are seeing, from futurists, academics, business leaders, sustainability experts, that help with sensemaking - literally: making sense of the world.

What is a Signal of Change?

A signal of change is like a seed of a possible future. It can be any development, idea or innovation that points to a future possibility different to today’s norm. We are especially interested in signals that point to the possibility of significant systemic change, or those that illuminate an unexpected aspect of an ongoing change. Not all signals do end up coming to fruition, because the future is inherently uncertain. Signals help us to think in terms of multiple possible futures, to think more widely and creatively about the future and to anticipate unintended consequences.

Live Research

What is Live Research

The world around us is changing everyday in a blizzard of transient news headlines. But what are the deeper patterns and signals in the noise? What might they mean for how we live, create, consume, collaborate, and work? How are the deeper systems that we rely on shifting? Where might be the best places to intervene to accelerate change for sustainability?

A Live Research project is an extended (1 month +) digital discussion, designed to focus conversation on a specific challenge or question, engaging the platform's global community and others in sharing thoughts, insights and perspectives on the issues that matter most.

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Trajectories from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just disrupting daily life, but also the fundamental assumptions, values people hold and their way of thinking about the world.  The deepest changes come from…

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