We employ a blend of structured futuring methods and creative storytelling, to develop scientifically-grounded, yet striking, visions of humanity’s future. Our structured approaches draw from the Manoa method (future wheels and cross-impact matrices), the Three Horizons Framework, and Science Fiction Prototyping.

Click for a full set of guided-exercises for developing your own story-based radical future scenario.


What would the world be like if precipitation could be on-demand? What if transpiration were traded on stock exchanges like a commodity?

What will life be like in the Arctic in 2070? How will society and ecosystems have changed in different ways over the coming 50 years?

How will sea level rise and climate change interact with a transformed world 180 years from now? Lagos 2199, a web-based interactive fiction game is designed to support learning about climate change and sea level rise in a thriving West Africa's megacity.

by students from GES 440

Every spring, undergraduate and graduate students take part in a creative process of developing scientifically-grounded visions of sea level rise in the future. Based on course material that included geophysics, policy case-studies, adaptation theory, and the humanities, the students were tasked with creating a short story of the future - with world-building, characters, and a story. All rights are reserved by the original authors.

This project led by Dr. Andrew Merrie at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, led a team of four scientists to use Science Fiction Prototyping (SFP) to convey deeply engaging scenarios of the world’s oceans. This project also involved Simon Stalenhag, with whom we commissioned four pieces of detailed concept art to further convey the stories.