Scenario Thinking Portal

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Portal.jpg The Scenario Thinking Portal is the place where we can share our favourite URL's on scenario thinking and the future in general. You are invited to use the links provided by others. But don't forget to leave your own favourite URL's as well.

The idea is to accompany the links by a short description of the site.

You can link a URL with a button from the editing bar. If you experience any problems, please click here for help.
Scenario Resource Pages Links, articles and other resources on scenarios. Some of the pages are specific to scenario processes, others are broader and link to other foresight processes.

Example links:
Scenario planning is a page by Martin Börjesson on scenario planning, with many links to information, articles, reports and much more.

Plausible Futures is a page with a wide variety of links to all kinds of views on possible futures. Includes a section on scenario's.
Scenario Processes Links to sites with scenario processes. Some of them aimed at the future a specific organization or country, other aimed at the description of global future processes and trends.

Example links:
The National Intelligence Council is a page that contains long term global trend scenario's on many different issues, based on intelligence information.
Shell scenario page is a page with information on scenario planning by Shell. Includes information on the newest scenarios, as well as on some previous ones.

Sources of Change Processes that we see happening now or are predicted to happen in the (near) future, are going to change the world. Here you will find links to some of those processes.

Examples links:
The Great Climate Flip-flop is a cover article from the Atlantic Monthly by William H. Calvin. An article on sudden climate change.
Oil Depletion Analysis Centre tries to raise public awareness on the oil-depletion problem. On the site you will find articles, assessments, news and links.

Fields of Interest Sites from different fields of interest in some way related to scenario thinking. Categorized by fields of interest such as business and economy, politics and science.

Example links:
International Institute for Strategic Studies provides policy makers with information on the course and consequences of military conflict.
Cold Fusion - the big wild card. Site by Ludwik Kowalski from Montclair State University, treating cold fusion as a serious scientific subject.

Statistical Data Statistical data from on many different fields, with local as well as global data. Includes demographical data, economic statistics, statistics on IT development and much more.

Example links:
WTO Trade Statistics Up-to-date trade statistics by the World Trade Organisation. Current and past statistics on World trade and statistics per country.
European IT Statistics relating to information technology in the European Union and other selected countries. Site by European Telework Online (ETO).

Futurism Sites on futurism and on futurists and their activities. Go here to learn more about the difference between Futurism and Scenario Thinking or Scenario Learning.

Example links:
Association of Professional Futurists Page of a community of professional futurists.
World Future Society The WFS is an open society for people interested in the future, in social as well as technological areas. Site with forecasts, recommendations, and alternative scenarios.