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For my talk at IFTF’s Technology Horizons Program Future of Persuasion conference at the Quadras Conference Center in May 2010  I brought along some newly printed ‘Crowdsourcing Your Future’ postcards to hand out to the audience in conjunction with my presentation about my Personal Futures research and The FATE Institute.

Crowdsourcing Your Future is a double sided postcard that you send to friends to ask them to predict your futures. The sender fills out one side with predictions about the receiver’s potential future. The receiver then returns the card with predictions about the sender’s potential future. By sending out many cards an individual builds a body of information from different people’s interpretations of their future which becomes a tool for making choices and perhaps their preferable idea of your future lifepath.



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A self-addressed Futures History postcard sent to a friend and with the obligation to be returned a year later.


1. Download this ‘crowdsourcing your future’ A4 postcard pdf document

2.Print on to A4 card, do not select fit to page but choose’ A4 borderless’ on your printer settings

3. Print both sides and cut down th emiddle to make 2 separate double sided postcards

4. Choose a friend and plot their possible and preferable timelines

5. Fil in the postcard section

6. Stick a stamp on it and put in the mail.

7. Wait to see what your friends predict!

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