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2012 Summer Internship at IFTF - Application Period Closed

Thank you for your interest in the summer internship program. We are no longer accepting applications for 2012. Please check back in early spring of 2013 for details about next summer's internships program!






FutureCast: Dr. Thomas Perls on Centenarians (Dec 2, 11am PT)

Join Vivian Distler in conversation with Dr. Thomas Perls, founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, the largest study of centenarians in the world. A significant portion of the study is devoted to understanding why centenarians delay or escape Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.

FutureCast: Michael Chorost on World Wide Mind (Nov 4, 11am PT)

Join Lyn Jeffery in conversation with Michael Chorost, discussing—among other things—his second book, World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humans and Machines (coming in February 2011 from Free Press / Simon & Schuster).

FutureCast: Dean Eckles on Mobile Persuasion (Oct 14, 12pm PT)

Join Lyn Jeffery in conversation with Dean Eckles, discussing how we interact socially through communication technologies as well as the “social” relationships we have with the technologies themselves.

2010 Map of the Decade: Connect Four Game Master Guide

Do you remember the game from the 1970s, Connect Four? Originally published by Milton Bradley (now owned by Hasbro), the game was played on a vertical board of sorts, with black and red checker-like pieces. To win the original game of Connect Four, you needed to connect four of the same color pieces in a row, a column, or diagonally. Once one “Connect Four” is made, the game is over.

Explore the World of Superstruct

Superstruct was a massively multiplayer forecasting game, created by the Institute for the Future, and played by more than 7000 citizen future-forecasters from September - November, 2008.

Although the game is no longer live, you can still learn about superstructing and explore some of our archived game content:

What will this next decade look like?

2010 Map of the Decade

FutureCast: Cesar Harada on Open_Sailing (Aug 12, 11am PT)

Developing the International Ocean Station 

August 12 at 11:00 am Pacific Time

Join Jerry Michalski in conversation with Cesar Harada to discuss Open_Sailing, an international community working to develop the International Ocean Station as an open-source project (

Superstructing the Next Decade: 2009 Ten-Year Forecast

We're excited to make the 2009 Ten-Year Forecast materials—Superstructing the Next Decade—available online.

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