Privacy Policy & Terms of Use


First and foremost, be kind to one another. The Foresight Engine is a forum for individuals to express their hopes, concerns, and personal predictions about the future. In order to ensure that it remains a community that is welcoming and open to everyone, we ask that everyone follow these community norms:

  • No Hate Speech
  • No Sexually Explicit or Graphic Content
  • No Violence or Threatening Behavior
  • No Off-Topic Commercial Posts or Spam


The Foresight Engine is a place for your imagination to run wild. While we invite you to challenge default ideas about the future, we do not permit discrimination against groups or individuals based on sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, medical condition, national origin, legal status, or religion. We reserve the right to remove any content that violates these standards. We encourage participants to report inappropriate behavior by clicking the flag icon on any card. Please note that this will send the card to a moderator for review but does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site.


Anything you say on the Foresight Engine may be quoted in whole or in part in future reports by the Institute for the Future. Anything we quote will be attributed to your Foresight Engine user name. You are not required to use your real name as your user name. Many people choose to participate anonymously
or pseudonymously.


Our privacy policy is simple. We won’t share your contact or private information with anyone outside the Institute for the Future and CSULB. CSULB may contact you to alert you to future online events or invite you to participate in focus groups or other engagements for subsequent phases of BEACH 2030. You are not obliged to participate in any further activity after Imagine BEACH 2030 concludes.


The Foresight Engine is a public good. Every idea contributes here is added to a public website that can be freely accessed by anyone, anywhere. The Foresight Engine operates under principles of the Creative and Science Commons. All content created, including digital video and photography is automatically published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.