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Letter from the editor.

Welcome to the beginnings of a new magazine. I am very pleased to be serving as the interim publisher and executive editor of The Futurist. In this role, I will be reassessing both the business-side and editorial-side to create a financially viable publication creating valuable content aligned with the long-term vision of the World Future Society.

These changes won't happen overnight, but we have been working behind the scenes to put The Futurist on a strong new trajectory.

Today, I hope you enjoy this Summer 2015 issue, in which we have begun some small experiments with content and design. Next, you can expect a Winter 2015 issue, for which we are actively planning an extensive 50-year retrospective of both the archives of The Futurist and of the World Future Society as a whole.

Then, in 2016, you can look forward to something entirely new.

I'll be sharing much more of my vision for The Futurist with you in ... the future. Meanwhile, I promise that what's coming will be fresh, interesting, and relevant to your life and work. I won't be doing this in a bubble, but rather in close collaboration with WFS CEO Amy Zalman and new staff. I will also be forming an advisory board of diverse people to help me plot the right course and steer our way through it.

I also welcome your comments and feedback as World Future Society members. Please tell me what you have liked, and have not liked, in the past. Let me know about potential features you would find useful. Along the path to making The Futurist as valuable as possible to its readership, I'd also like to know what else you read and why. What value does it add to your life? What does it lack?

You can reach me anytime at

Thank you for entrusting me with this opportunity. I look forward to working with your vibrant community.


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Author:Drapeau, Mark
Publication:The Futurist
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Date:Jun 22, 2015
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