The World Future Society

July 2020 Forums General discussion The World Future Society

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  • #202703
    rodshaw
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    With a name like this, if ever there was an organisation that ought to be interested in world socialism, it’s this one, but I daresay they talk about anything but.

    https://www.worldfuture.org/

    I think we did make an attempt to debate with them some years back but didn’t get anywhere.

    “We at the World Future Society believe that we are experiencing a turning point in our civilization and going back to the status quo is unacceptable. 

    We believe that our organization must play a vital role in developing the new systems that will be required. 

    If you also believe in this, please join us and help us co-create and architect a better future and a better world.”

     

    #202704
    Matthew Culbert
    Keymaster

    They don’t seem to support free access to their views. Or equality of membership.

    Ordinary membership $9.99 per monthVisionary membership  $29.99 per month.

    #202723
    marcos
    Participant

    Therefore, peoples must pay a membership to become a member of a social club, it would be like joining the Kiwanis and Rotary Club

    #202724
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    How do individual visionaries describe themselves?

    “Entrepreneur, Futurist, and Creative Problem Solver”

    “Healing, Liberation, and Empowerment Coach, Multidisciplinary Systems Thinker, Creative Strategist, and Social Innovator”

    “Behavioral Specialist and Business Coach”

    “Author, Speaker, Filmmaker, Forbes Contributor, TEDx Speaker, and Technology Futurist featured on CNN”

    “Expert in Experiential Design, Immersive Media, and Interactive Technology”

    “Senior Director of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship at Southwest Airlines”

    Yup, not one bus-driver among them – all very elitist and new ageist

    #202725
    Ozymandias
    Participant

    Fuggetaboutit

    #202747
    rodshaw
    Participant

    As a matter of interest this is the email the party sent them in 2013. Their website had a totally different look then, no paywall, and a far more ‘open’ aspect to it, including a contact email and lots of info about future events. Obviously enough to make us interested at the time in a debate.

    But no wonder we didn’t get an answer!

    “Dear World Future Society,
    Hi there,
    I am a member of the Campaigns Committee of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.

    We are interested in organising some sort of event with the World Future Society. Are you based in London, UK where we are? Would you be interested in this?

    Were you to agree to a debate, off the top of my head we could debate a Materialist Conception of the Future, or as Marx put it;

    “Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. And just as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to present this new scene in world history in time-honored disguise and borrowed language.”

    Kind regards,
    Darrell Whitehead
    Campaigns Committee
    The Socialist Party of Great Britain

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