World Future Society

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The World Future Society (WFS), founded in 1966, is an international community of futurists and future thinkers.[1]


Prominent members and contributors have included Ray Kurzweil, Peter Drucker, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.[2]


Current board chair & CEO[edit]

Julie Friedman Steele: 2016–Present

Past presidents and executive directors[edit]

Amy Zalman: 2014–2016[3]

Timothy Mack, Esq.: 2004–2014[4]

Edward Cornish: 1966–2004


The Futurist magazine[edit]

The Futurist magazine was established in 1967, with Edward Cornish serving as the founding editor.[5] From 1967 to 2015, it was a full-color bi-monthly magazine. Today, it is an online publication that reports on technological, societal, and public policy trends, along with topics related to the future of human purpose. The Futurist was nominated for a 2007 Utne Independent Press Award for Best Science and Technology Coverage.[6]

World Future Review academic journal[edit]

The World Future Society previously published the academic journal World Future Review. This journal was published independent from the World Future Society starting with Volume 8.[7]


  1. ^ "World Future Society". World Future Society.
  2. ^ justin (2016-12-16). "Learning to Think Like a Futurist with World Future Society". Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  3. ^ "Amy Zalman - School of International Futures". School of International Futures. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  4. ^ "Tim Mack, Founder | AAI Foresight". Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  5. ^ Lewenstein, Bruce V (April 1987). "Was There Really a Popular Science 'Boom'?". Science, Technology, & Human Values. 12 (2): 29–41. doi:10.1177/016224398701200204. hdl:1813/13731. S2CID 141385150.
  6. ^ "The Futurist Magazine Nominated for the 2007 Utne Independent Press Award". PR Leap. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  7. ^ "World Futures Review - SAGE Publications Ltd". 2015-10-28.

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