“Narrative seems to be the default task orientation of the human mind.  …If our minds can process information in narrative terms, they automatically will.”

Brian Boyd

Author of “On the Origin of Stories”

Karl Schroeder joins Human Futures Studio

Karl is now Senior Foresight Specialist at Human Futures Studio, an innovative foresight consultancy with global reach and a proven track record. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the company’s research arm, Human Futures Institute.

  • The association with HFS/HFI makes more resources available, so we can discuss larger and more complex engagements if appropriate.
  • You can continue to book Karl for speaking engagements, foresight work and fiction-based idea development. Engagements will be booked through HFS.
Opening Eyes and Sparking Discussion
Scout trends and disruptors
Explore strategic scenarios

Speaking Engagements and Workshops

It’s no use having a great idea if you can’t communicate it.  Narrative Futures helps you discover opportunities and transmit what you learn.

Foresight Research: Trends & Disruptors

Become alert to the moments when ordinary developments become extraordinary opportunities

Strategic Scenarios

Build models of the future that illuminate the sources of change as well as where your interventions could have the greatest impact

Scenario Fictions

Storytelling is our most powerful tool for communicating ideas.   Deliberately use it to convey complex ideas in striking and memorable ways.

Science Fiction Prototyping

Use narrative to break conceptual logjams, play with alternatives and foresee the implications of seemingly “obvious” developments
A project I was part of just won an award from the Association of Professional Futurists — Project Hieroglyph won in Category 3: Illuminate the Future through Literary or Artistic Works. My short story Degrees of Freedom, highlighted on the Science Fiction Prototyping page of the site, is part of that anthology. Click here to learn more about this award.