The Future Today Institute helps leaders
and their organizations prepare for
complex futures.

Founded in 2006, the Future Today Institute answers “What’s the future of [x]?” for leaders and organizations all around the world. We focus exclusively on how emerging technology and science will disrupt business, transform the workforce and ignite geopolitical change. Together with our clients and partners, FTI uses data-driven research to model and prototype the future.

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75 Tech Trends For Journalism and Media

This is our first industry-specific analysis of emerging technology trends, which details 75 important technology trends that everyone working within the news ecosystem should be following. It follows the same approach as our popular annual trends report, now in its 10th year with more than 6 million cumulative views.

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2017 Tech Trends Report

The 2017 Tech Trends Report, now in its 10th year, focuses on mid- to late-stage emerging technologies that are on a growth trajectory. We have identified more than 150 trends for the coming year across numerous industries, and our broad scope was intentional.

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Curating a Scenario Planning Team

The duality dilemma is responsible for a lack of forward thinking at many organizations. Overcoming the duality dilemma — and getting full use of your creatives and logicians — in order to track emerging trends and forecast the future is possible. But counterintuitively, it’s a matter of highlighting — rather than discouraging or downplaying — the strengths of each side.

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Recommended Winter Reading/ Watching List

If you want to understand the future, read science and speculative fiction, as well as philosophy, memoir and essays on the implications of technology. The Future Today Institute curates seasonal lists based on current events and emerging trends. Below is our Fall 2017 list of recommended reading and watching. You’ll find familiar titles as well as new works.

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