• >> Inspiring visions of the future <<

    Do you ever wonder what your future might look like in 50 years. In a world where technology and science are ever more powerful?


  • Sign up now to participate in the FastForward challenge and learn how to leverage the new future thinking methodology our team currently develops at MIT.

    Now is the time to get a voice and have your seat at the table!

  • Build skills in Future Thinking

    Discover and leverage the FastForward methodology


    Decide what topic intrigues you the most -

    human body, mind and society

    Envision and build a scenario via guided workshops on: Nov 9th (7-9pm) / Nov 18 (2:30-4:30pm) / Dec 2 (2-5pm) @ MIT Sloan

    2. REWIND

    What needs to happen for your story to materialize?!

    Back engineer the roadmap to this scenario with guidance from designers, experts, fellow peers, and luminaries

    3. PLAY

    Present your story on December 3rd at the Future of People Conference and have it published in a resulting Future of People 2016 Editorial Review next to visions from worldwide famous experts and futurists.

  • Timeline for the challenge

    NOVEMBER 3rd - 11:45-1:00 PM

    INFO SESSION - Come check out the challenge and what its about! Then apply.

    Location: MIT Sloan E51-057. Lunch provided for registered participants

    NOVEMBER 9th - 7:00 - 9:00 PM

    DISCOVERING FUTURE THINKING - First workshop to learn about the FastForward methodology, experience the future-thinking tools you can use to build your scenario, and choose what future your challenge will focus on.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE - 8th of November

    Location: MIT Sloan E62-250

    NOVEMBER 18TH - 2:30 - 4:30 PM

    BUILDING YOUR FUTURE SCENARIO - Second workshop with guidance on research and future envisioning so you can better structure and design your story

    Location: MIT Sloan E51-335

    DECEMBER 2nd - 2:00 - 5:00 PM

    REWIND AND PLAY - Third workshop to share your scenarios, back engineer the roadmap to its existence, and consider next steps towards this future. Receive feedback from your peers and expert futurists, and be selected as a finalist to present at the Future of People Conference.

    Location: MIT Sloan E62-250

    DECEMBER 3rd - 2:30 - 5:30PM

    TELL YOUR STORY AND GET PUBLISHED - Final session to improve your FastForward, Rewind and Play steps with the support of conference speakers, designers, futurists, and topic experts. Learn more about storytelling to make your pitch perfect and get ready to present! All finalists will get their stories published in the Future of People 2016 Review.

    Location: MIT Media Lab

  • Why Participate?

    Benefit from FastForwarding yourself into the future


    new skills

    Discover discover the FastForward methodology, get access to great making tools, activate your future thinking potential - Benefit from our toolkit, mentorship, and scale up your game!

    High impact,

    high notice

    Directly interact with inspiring innovators leaders, be identified as a high potential capable of making a difference in an organization and the world. Have a voice, design your future!

    Amazing network and community

    Get access to other leading Luminaries 2.0, likeminded peers, experts and raw talent - Boost your ideas and great achievements through new provoking questions and bold suggestions.

  • Get Access to Resources

    Tools for Future Thinking

    Drive to guidelines and resources for workshop and for your building your scenarios.

    Great Reads!

    Articles and examples on future thinking, design fiction, and parts of the methodology to help you get started!

  • About the Review


    The Future of People 2016 Review, a new annual magazine, will make the conference’s unique content accessible to everyone!


    The Review will feature visions from our speakers and partners, stories from the FastForward challenge participants and more opportunities to engage in future thinking for a positive impact on careers, organizations, and communities.



    FastForward Review 2016

    The Review will be curated with the contribution of guest Editors, including representatives from our partners the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy, Steelcase, the MIT Media Lab, and the OpenMind Society.


    This unique Editing Committee will decide in which order the stories will appear in the Review starting with the mentions "WOW", "Best Scenario", and "Audience Catch".



    Editor in Chief: Our unique Editing Committee will be led by Eric Weinstein, Managing Director at Thiel Capital.


    Judges: The Editing Committee will also consist of Nicolas de Benoist, Anne-lise Kjaer, and David Verrill