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In our transition from a 'business as usual' mentality to a culture that creates opportunities for the future, what's on your wishlist?

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As we head into the future, it helps to have friends. (poster)
- Future Tense

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.
- Charles M. Schulz

It's fine to have recollections of the past but wisdom comes from being able to prepare opportunities for the future. (Poster)
- Maori Proverb

We have the problem that people thinking that now is the future.
- Māori Meetup (2014)

This is not for you. This is for the future.
- Beethovan, cited by Andrew Ford, What is music?

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
- Niels Bohr

The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.
- William Gibson

Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay (cited online A question of collaboration)

It's already tomorrow in Australia.
- Charles Schultz.

The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
- Rainer Maria Rilke, quoted in Earth Rising

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Effective organisations must be forward thinking. They must always have their purpose, their goals and their future firmly in sight.
- Sir Edmund Hillary, Inaugural Patron of Parks Forum

Not back to nature, forward to nature.
- Richard Louv


Recommended viewing

Imagining Peace in the Middle East - Conversation: M J Akbar and Farid Farid. "The youth have a vested interest in the future."

Recommended listening

future tense
future of conferences
Controlling the future
future of the book
future of teaching
future of museums
future of money

Recommended Reading

Our Future World: an analysis of global trends, shocks and scenarios
This report describes the outcomes from a CSIRO global foresight project. It presents five megatrends and eight megashocks (global risks) that will redefine how the world’s people live.
The CSIRO's Future World - Future Tense

elsewhere on the web

The Institute for Sustainable Futures was established in 1996 as a flagship research institute of the University of Technology, Sydney. Our mission is to create change towards sustainable futures through independent, project-based research. -

Institute for the Future

Foresight Engine project


@futurecapetown @FutureLagos @Future_London_ @FutureJoburg


The future is back! Future Tense FanArt @RNFutureTense @awrd @RadioNational


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Recent Events

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