Mar 14, 2011

How Do You Become a Futurist?
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Ross Dawson, March 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm
The current edition of Fast Thinking magazine has a feature article titled ‘Know Future’ on “the future of futurists”. It looks at the history and background of the profession and goes on to interview a number of prominent futurists. It quotes me:

Ross Dawson says becoming a futurist is pretty straightforward. “You can claim you are a futurist and people either believe you or they don’t.”
And that is the nub of it. Almost anyone who is a futurist has created that role for themself. The experience can be bolstered by postgraduate or other futures studies programs, but it is the practice which makes you a futurist.

Of course many claim in some way to be futurists, and only a minority are given any credence. You have to earn your credibility. For me that has been by dint of over a decade of writing and working publicly as well as helping many organizations privately thinking about the future.

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