The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies

This page is devoted to the Knowledge Base of Futures Studies (KBFS) which reached its 30th anniversary in 2016.

The KBFS first appeared as a special issue of Futures published in March 1993. The first book edition was a three volume set presented in a sturdy slip case. It was launched at a World Future Society Conference (WFS) in Washington DC during July 1996. Two further hard copy editions followed. Then in 1999 and 2000 my son, Rohan, and I converted the files into html documents and assembled the first CD-ROM. This was followed by the 2005 version described in the summary below. Also included here is a revised series introduction that appears on the disc. It provides a succinct account of how and why the KBFS arose and was developed, along with some of the feedback it has received.

KBFS Professional Edition CD-ROM Overview (To open click here)

KBFS Series Introduction (To open click here)

The KBFS as an Evolving Process (1996) (To open click here)