The IFTF Blog
Finding New Ideas for Governance from the Crowd
What if, together, we could imagine hundreds of civic innovations to improve our communities?
IFTF’s Foresight Engine is a platform that allows for a global brainstorm on a given provocation, like the question above. The 24-hour game collected over 6,700 microforecasts—ideas on civic innovations that ran their course through different threads of comments by players around the world.
This is exactly the kind of initiative that I talk about in my book, The Nature of the Future. Governance is one of several domains poised for socialstructing—the aggregation of microcontributions from large networks of people to create a new kind of value.
You can watch the provocation video, read about Connected Citizens or even download the microforecasts yourself to participate in changing the relationship between citizens and government.