Platform developed to help groups and individuals collaborate and predict, plan and promote a better future
WorldFuture 2012, Toronto – 27 July, 2012 - It was announced today at WorldFuture 2012 that ComposeTheFuture, a unique, new future-focused social networking website, will be launching at the World Future Society’s annual conference that is being held July 27-29 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. ComposeTheFuture has been selected to premier its beta launch at WorldFuture 2012’s second annual Futurists BetaLaunch (F:BL), an evening event which is free to the public on July 28. At the event, ComposeTheFuture will present its future-prediction model to venture capitalists and angel investors, as well as to the 1,000 futurist from around the world expected to gather for WorldFuture 2012.
ComposeTheFuture has been designed and developed to help individuals, groups, and organizations to anticipate and embrace the future. In comparison to other social networking sites which are based on followers, friends or work, ComposeTheFuture is an interest-based social network providing a targeted platform to promote futurist ideas and services, share knowledge and demonstrate talent.
“ComposeTheFuture was the germ of an idea for many years, a dream of how to help people, and how to anticipate and grasp the future,” explains Brian Merritt, CEO of ComposeTheFuture. “I am delighted that we are now at the point where that dream can become a reality. The site is now realized and ready to achieve its aim of helping those with common interests and goals to connect, sharing their problems and ideas. The potential for this site is huge as I see it also providing a platform for global innovation and future planning, helping organizations to spot future trends and wildcard events.”
Users and members of the site can create predictions, share updates, build future-looking timelines and even set personal or professional goals, incorporating images, videos and references in their materials. In addition, all postings automatically integrate with other social networks - such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ – so that users can promote their futurist goals on a broader scale.
ComposeTheFuture takes privacy very seriously. Everything that is open for users is free. However, for a small annual fee, members can guarantee privacy with the ability to share private content coming at a higher annual subscription rate. Therefore, whether users are individuals just keen to network and share ideas or professional organizations, they can interact with the content and other users in a way that suits them.
Potential users of ComposeTheFuture include:
Coaches and Consultants – These individuals can use the site to help people and organizations achieve their goals and potential. The site could be leveraged as a Future Innovation Platform, with ComposeTheFuture software running under their brand.
Activists (and everyone else interested in the future, in change) – The site provides a place for individuals and organizations to be proactive, utilizing the forum to discuss issues, alternatives, and courses of action. With the Golden Goals functionality, charities, for example, can highlight projects that need support and resources and enable them to formulate a project plan.
Governments, Enterprises, Charities and NGOs – ComposeTheFuture leverages the ideas of the social network platform in a secure environment if chosen, removing barriers to communication and harnessing in-organization skills.
Educational Institutions – “Plan the future” is a great student project, from high school through to PhD level studies. With the opportunity to leverage “what if” modelling, scenarios, and wildcard events, student can also build timelines go both directions – historical as well as futuristic. Universities can themselves plan revenue sources, new courses, new ways to educate and can use ComposeTheFuture as an innovation platform with their business and government partners.
Futurists, Consultants, and Think Tanks - ComposeTheFuture is an end to end support tool for innovation, and will soon also be available in a white label version for organizations to use under their own brand for specific projects or special interest groups.
Historians and Authors – ComposeTheFuture is the perfect place to document the past, recreating historic fictional events with both true histories and alternative histories being supported.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans and Authors – ComposeTheFuture has a dedicated section for SCI/Fantasy fans, authors and publishers, where users can recreate whole universes (Star Wars, The Culture, The Foundation) and multi-verses using rich content (images, videos and the written word).
To register for WorldFuture 2012, visit http://www.wfs.org/worldfuture-2012/register-for-worldfuture-2012