New Profiles of the Future

Through a series of interwoven programs, we are creating New Profiles of the Future—inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke's seminal book Profiles of the Future—to bring together the world’s leading thinkers (science fiction writers, cultural scholars, scientists, and more), young visionaries, and the public to produce a well-researched, complex, and empowering set of speculations about the contours of the next hundred years that can serve as a roadmap for today’s generation to use to navigate the relentless change of contemporary life.

The first three of these programs are the World-Making Visionaries Series, the Extended Pause project, and the SDFutures youth writing program.