Type: Activity

Level: College, Secondary

Subject: Foresight, Social Studies, Technology

Category: Teach the Future Materials

Keywords: cause-effect, consequences, creativity, implications, scenario
Infinite Futures
Wendy Schultz

The most useful images of the future are specific and vivid. Imagining the future as a real scene leads to deeper insights, builds storytelling skills, and is more fun. This technique, called Incasting, asks students to take a generic future scenario and expand upon it by adding specific future details. Students will expand on a generic future scenario with details and use it to surface insights and questions relevant to today.