Welcome to Communities of the Future

Local Leaders Preparing for a World that Doesn't Yet Exist!

Transformational Thinking Is More Than, Not Less Than:

"I found the concept of Weak Signals to be amazing. The internet started as a weak signal in 1969. The Web was built into it in 1989 making it a complex adaptive system with multiple access points and organic growth into a disruptive innovation we all rely on today. How would you have planned for the impact of the web in 1988 before you knew it was coming?

"We have to get better at identifying which weak signals determine our success or failure and which determine our survival."
Mack Arrington, PCC,
Executive and Life Coach

What Can You Do Now for Then?

It can be overwhelming when you look at the challenges we face for the future, and feel the frustration like we're not getting there.

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Second, browse this web site and take note of some areas of interest that resonate with you. Then go to >About COTF > Contact Us and let us know you want to be part of changing the future for the better. We'll see how best to connect you with our global network of people with similar concerns and interests. That's it.

"I had been a strategist and futurist for some time when I first met and started learning from Rick Smyre. Through my role as the first Chairman of the Foresight Network Board, I have had the distinct pleasure of interacting with some of the greatest minds in strategy and futurology. The Communities of the Future (COTF) philosophy in general, and Rick Smyre in particular, stand out as real thought leaders in this field. COTF drives the creation of integrated and self-sustaining but inter-connected and mutually beneficial communities and through their Master Capacity Builder program they aim to create champions for this throughout the globe. Rick has personally mentored and coached me and I can strongly urge any communities or change champions to join this positive revolution."

Myles Hopkins - 20:20 Vision Creators, Johannesburg, South Africa