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Dr Richard Hames

A foresight practitioner with accurate insights on threats to our future

Described by Forbes Asia as “one of the smartest people on the planet”, Dr Richard Hames is a foresight practitioner with critical insight into the future of our growing society. Having correctly predicted, and warned against, a range of global threats, Richard is regularly sought after by world leaders for his accurate insights into upcoming challenges.

Richard and his team have investigated a number of critical issues threatening society’s future, including the future of conflict, business and society, international terrorism, science and alternative energy.

Richard is renowned for his ability to provide clients with deep wisdom on a range of issues concerning the future of humanity. In the past, he has accurately predicted global threats like the 9/11 attacks, the global financial crisis of the 2000’s, as well as the political turmoil in countries like Brazil and Burma.

Today, he actively draws attention to contemporary threats like the state of US politics, the collapse of capitalism, and threats to EU’s sovereignty.

As one of the world’s most recognised and award-winning futurists, Richard is the Founding Partner at Hames McGregor + Partners, Chairman of the Asian Foresight Institute, an elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science, and personal mentor to a number of world leaders, including Heads of State, CEOs and entrepreneurs.

He builds a better future for human activity as the Executive Director of the Centre for the Future, developing alternatives to systems failing the human race.

Richard also co-founded MiVote and its commercial spin-off Horizon State in 2015, developing voting systems to ensure the democratic process was secured at both political and corporate sectors. Capitalised to $35M within weeks of its launch, The Australian would later go on to rank their work as 7th out of 100 technologies likely to change the world in 2018.

With accurate insights into problems facing society, including their probable outcomes, Dr Richard Hames is a highly sought-after keynote speaker with a wealth of knowledge on different topics.

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