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This video series combines expert commentary, crowd-generated forecasts & animated scenarios to bring the Future of Facebook to life! Read more

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This video series combines expert commentary, crowd-generated forecasts & animated scenarios to bring the Future of Facebook to life!

Beacon, NY Technology
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Future of Facebook Project Wrapup

Thank you everyone for participating in this Future of Facebook pilot project as we fleshed out Open Foresight, 'a new methodology for public futurism.' 

We've just put up the last blog post and videos for the project, and are calling it a wrap!

7 Visions Video & Future of Facebook Wrapup

We hope you've been inspired to create your own projects to crowdsource the future of any given topic, and raise the bar on critical thinking and public discourse. 

Thanks again for helping make this happen!

Venessa, Alvis & the Future of Facebook Team

Future of Facebook :: Technology

Hi again!

The fifth video in the six part series is up!

"Facing fierce competition, Facebook is working nonstop to gain users, add features, monetize more effectively, and embed its platform anywhere and everywhere."

Please share among your networks on Facebook and twitter! The shortened link to the post on Emergent by Design is --> http://bit.ly/JL1tFG

Thanks again to all our supporters,

Venessa, Alvis & the fofb team

Future of Facebook :: Environment

Hello everyone!

We've just uploaded the fourth video in the six part series, focused on Facebook's role in our interactions with social technologies & the physical environment: 

"Will the distinction between the online world and the offline world soon dissolve? Might our physical world soon have a Facebook-powered augmented reality layer? Will we become nodes and sensing objects in a new kind of location-based web experience? And what role will social networks play in climate change?"

Please share among your networks on Facebook and twitter! The shortened link to the post on Emergent by Design is --> http://bit.ly/Lvndze

Thanks again to all our supporters,

Venessa, Alvis & the fofb team

new focus video - Society

hello everyone!

here's the latest focus video in the series, enjoy!

Contributors include Kevin Kelly (What Technology Wants, founder Wired), David Kirkpatrick(author The Facebook Effect), Howard Rheingold (author Smart Mobs), Nova Spivack (web innovator, co-founder Bottlenose), futurist Jamais CascioDoug Rushkoff (author Program or Be Programmed), Doc Searls (Berkman Center, author The Cluetrain Manifesto), social network research pioneer Valdis Krebs, cyborg anthropologist Amber Case, web anthropologist Stowe Boyd, innovation strategist Chris ArkenbergSuzanne Fischer (curator Henry Ford Museum).

http://emergentbydesign.com/2012/01/11/future-of-facebook-project-society-video/

- venessa & the fofb team

Future of Facebook: Politics

hi everyone, 

just a quick heads up to let you know the future of facebook: politics video is now posted.

we'd love your feedback, and please share with your networks!

here's a sample tweet:

2nd installment in Future of Facebook video series - this one explores the intersection of social networks & politics  http://bit.ly/jPF7tc

thanks so much!

- venessa & the fofb team