Jun 21, 2009

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."
Sir Winston Churchill

Jun 18, 2009

A Brave New World

Events in Iran are a vivid reminder of how fast technology is changing the world around us. As an oppressive regime blocks television and radio broadcasts, throws foreign correspondents out of the country, and attempts to clamp down on cell phone transmissions and internet sites, thousands of young Iranians are Twittering their messages around the world. Videos and pictures from the streets of Tehran are appearing on computer monitors and cell phones everywhere. The government cannot stop it.

The implications of these events are stunning. We are no longer seeing the news through the eyes of a correspondent; we are getting it from the streets, from the people most directly affected. We are now compelled to make the same judgments and observations about what we see and read as the reporter on the scene did for us in years gone by. Moreover, the technology serves to reach us on a fundamentally human level. We feel a connection to these people like nothing we ever got from a news broadcast or newspaper story.

The technology underpinning these events has already changed the world. We, at the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation recognize the need to understand the implications of this technology and what it will mean for our future. We are committed to keeping our region prepared and ready for the changes that the future will bring.

Jun 13, 2009

"The future ain't what it used to be."
Yogi Berra
"Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future."
Kathleen Norris, O Magazine January 2004

Jun 9, 2009

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
Alan Kay

Jun 4, 2009

"The arts must be considered an essential element of education.... They are tools for living life reflectively, joyfully and with the ability to shape the future." Shirley Trusty Corey

Jun 3, 2009

What Will Your Future Bring?

Anticipating and planning for the future is no longer a luxury or an academic exercise. Rapid fire changes in technology, social patterns, urban development and the economy are impacting our community as never before.

Who is Looking Out for the Future here in Our Region?

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to studying and shaping the future in the entire Conejo/Las Virgenes region. The CLVFF has a history of anticipating community needs of the future and initiating projects and programs to meet those needs.

Where will the Ideas come From to Fill the Needs of Tomorrow?

The current Future Foundation Membership includes innovative and visionary leaders from every sector, public and private, and from every segment of our community. The Foundation inspires broad community participation in discussions of future needs, in a way no other organization can.

Will You Take Part in Building a Better Future?

The future does not wait until tomorrow, it begins today. The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation needs your participation to insure a brighter future for everyone in our region.

Jun 2, 2009

"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet."
Alan Kay