What We Do
52 Years and Counting ...
The Institute for the Future has over 50 years of forecasts on which to reflect. We're based in California's Silicon Valley—a community at the crossroads of technological innovation, social experimentation, and global interchange.
Founded in 1968 by a group of former RAND Corporation researchers with a grant from the Ford Foundation to take leading-edge research methodologies into the public and business sectors, IFTF is committed to building the future by understanding it deeply.