The Institute for the Future has recently launched a future-forecasting forum called Signtific. The basic idea is that users will post short entries about significant upcoming changes (“signals”), combine their own signals with those of others to identify major shifts or disruptions that may arise in the future (“forecasts”), and discuss the ideas that emerge. It’s somewhere between a social networking site and a brainstorming session.

Activity is pretty low at the moment, though the site is still fairly new — so far no one has even initiated a conversation about biogerontology or related technologies, which clearly fall under the umbrella of significant future changes (hence my suspicion that Ouroboros readers would find this interesting) — but hopefully more people will join in as time goes on.