You may have noticed in these blogs my intrigue about the future. I believe thinking about the future is not only entertaining, but it is useful for visioning better forms of social life.
In architecture and planning I've more than once blogged on this:
The Venus Project
The Rio Olympics
The archology of Arcosante
A similar movement exists in policing. It is called the Police Futurists International (PFI)
PFI is an excellent organization in which I briefly participated in the recent past. PFI founder Bill Tafoya, an old friend, has been a pioneer in futures research for awhile. The Police Futures Working group is another leading organization thinking about directions for the future.
Check them out!