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TIME MACHINE: A Strategic Foresight Toolkit

Hello from the Futures.

TIME MACHINE is a toolkit by verynice that makes it easy and fun for individuals and organizations to imagine their possible futures. This is done by walking you through a series of activities that result in a future scenario and timeline. 

Each download also includes exclusive bonus materials: Two transcripts from Time Machine author Matthew Manos’s keynote talks at the 2020 Apple Distinguished Schools Virtual Global Meeting.


The TIME MACHINE Experience

This toolkit includes simple, step-by-step instructions. You can play TIME MACHINE on your own, or with a group of people. The experience includes five key phases: Prepare for takeoff, Enter the portal, Travel time, Grab a souvenir, and Reflect on your trip.

To prepare for takeoff, you’ll have a short safety briefing, and then take part in a written reflection exercise. Next, you’ll enter the portal and explore the current trends and emerging issues that are most relevant to you. Then, you’ll travel through time by creating a series of written scenarios. Finally, you’ll create a souvenir that brings your scenario to life, and a visual timeline that takes you from the future you imagined, back to today.


Why write future scenarios?

Future scenarios are brief narratives that make your possible futures more tangible, and less mysterious. Professional futurists use scenarios as a way to paint a picture of what life in the future might be like. This toolkit includes simplified versions inspired by the approaches real futurists use!


What's the deal with this being Pay-What-You-Want??

The toolkit is available on a Pay-What-You-Want basis. We do not expect any compensation for our resources/materials as we want this to be as accessible as possible to anyone and everyone. This said, if you are able to contribute, it is greatly appreciated! We recommend a donation of $10-20.  

If for some reason you do not receive a link to download after checking out, check your spam folder and/or email info@verynice.co, and we'll help you sort it out!

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