Roy Amara

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Roy Amara (1925-2007) "engineer, forecaster, and longtime president of Institute for the Future... At age 82, Roy still made regular visits to IFTF and attended our conferences, always offering sage advice and brilliant bits of insight.

"Roy's career began in 1952 at the Stanford Research Institute where he worked on the development of the ERMA computer. During his 18 years at SRI, he directed research programs on interactive computing, decision analysis, and worked closely with Doug Engelbart on the proposals that led to Engelbart's history-making Augmentation Research Center. In 1970, he left SRI to become president of Institute for the Future, a not-for-profit research group that helps companies, governments, foundations, and other institutions think about the long-term future. At IFTF, Roy established our Ten-Year Forecast, now in its 35th year. In 1977, he led one of the first studies on the possible impacts of global climate change. " [1]

He served for more than 20 years as president of the Institute for the Future.

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  1. boingboing Roy Amara, forecaster, RIP, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2018.