Journal of Futures Studies

The Future of Marriage

The Future of Marriage

The Future of Marriage is a conceptualization of American marriage in the year 2036 from a U.S. West-coast perspective. The project was developed over the course of five months in ...

CALL FOR PAPERS: AFRICA FUTURES SPECIAL ISSUE

CALL FOR PAPERS: AFRICA FUTURES SPECIAL ISSUE

This special issue on the futures of Africa seeks to provide critical thinking about the futures of Africa that can support a range of new development strategies. It aims to explor...

Vol.21 No.4 June 2017

Vol.21 No.4 June 2017

Articles Taiwan Trap: New Stories Needed, Rethinking Taiwan and China Futures Jeanne Hoffman (page 1-18) Abstract | View PDF The Future is Ours. How Dutch People Think About Tech...

Virtual Symposium on Reimagining Politics After the Election of Trump

Virtual Symposium on Reimagining Politics After the Election of Trump

Welcome to the JFS Virtual Symposium landing page. Here you’ll find basic information on the virtual symposium. This symposium was born in an effort to draw upon the strength...

Technology Futures


We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, That All Robots Are Created Equal
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Abstract In February 2017, the European Union Parliament voted in favor of a report destined to create a legal framework around artificial intelligence. One of the report’s most ...

Political and Policy Foresight


Game On: Foresight at Play with the United Nations
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Abstract In recent years, the widespread growth in popularity of games and simulations within futures, broadly defined, designates a clear movement to utilize play as a strategy fo...


Special Issues and Symposia


Psychology, Consciousness and the Future

The Polak Game, Or: Where Do You Stand?

Abstract This article describes the origins and uses of a classroom and workshop activity called “The Polak Game” or “Where do you Stand?”. Over a dozen years of use to dat...

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Futures Education

Serious Play: Transforming Futures Thinking Through Gamebased Curriculum Design

Abstract This article gives a description of how gamification is being used to redesign the futures core curriculum at Tamkang University. Eight game-based activities have been dev...

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Scenario Work and Alternative Futures

Why Gaming, Why Alternative Futures?

Abstract Marxists always start out by quoting Marx. Critical theorists bow to Foucault. Marshall McLuhan, the patron saint of all futurists said, “anyone who makes a distinction ...

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Critical and Epistemological Foresight

Gaming, Ways of Knowing, and Futures

Abstract My own context of using gaming in futures studies is through the social technology of the futures workshop. In the futures workshop, I design the process so methods use tr...

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Foresight Field Building

Gaming Scenarios: Making Sense of Diverging Developments

Abstract This article introduces Huizinga’s notion of the Homo Ludens as theoretical framework to gaming approaches in Futures Studies. This understanding of games as social func...

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084