verb: "To picture a future event"

Envisioning is a virtual research institute.

Founded in 2011, Envisioning is a new kind of organization. We believe in decentralized teams working together to develop a better understanding about the future.

Our network of collaborators are at the core of operations.
Academics, designers, hackers, coders and educators collaborate to the study of technology.

The future is counterintuitive, and technology has a disproportionate effect on how it unfolds.
Understanding the direction of progress can help people see where they are going and make better decision.

Our mission is far-reaching.
We believe in guiding the direction of progress in humanity's favor by increasing our level of understanding about technology.

We see a future where everything is accelerating.
We help individuals, organizations and policymakers construct future scenarios.
We build tools to drive discovery and decision-making for emerging technologies.
We believe a better understanding of technology can lead to a more balanced world.




  • Inform individuals on the implications of accelerating change
  • Assist organizations in responding to change
  • Advise policy makers on plausible futures
  • Connect technological experts with decision-makers
  • Improve humanity's standing towards technology