Help and FAQ

What is Futurebase?

Futurebase is a platform to discover, learn and discuss the future, backed by data and trends.

Most traditional media outlets only focus on one topic at a time, fuelled predominantly by hype, and not the bigger picture of how things are changing outside of the press cycle.

We believe that the most compelling ideas about the future don't have to come from authorities as they can be locked into specialized, highly focused thinking and therefore more restricted in their views.

The rate of human progress is speeding up rapidly, there are new advances in AI, health and transport technology almost weekly. We created Futurebase as somewhere futurists can collaborate, discuss and track this progress.

What makes someone a futurist?

Simply put, anyone who takes an interest in thinking about their own future or the future of an organization can be considered a futurist.

Futurism is not about predicting the future. Futurists study the future, using factual information and current trends they make projections and decisions today about the future that will impact future developments.

Futurism is a fairly new concept in the last 20 years or so, fuelled by the entering of a new period of rapid change across many sectors. Both individuals and business leaders will now need to be better informed about the direction of key trends impacting them in the near future.

Sounds good, how do I sign up?

Head over to the signup page to create a free account, all you need is an email address to get started. You don't even have to remember or manage a password.

I have an idea for a feature, can you add it?

Maybe! You should check our feature requests forum for similar ideas as it may already be posted where you can vote to bump it up in priority, if not make a post in our meta forum to get the discussion started.

How do I download/export my data?

Navigate to the my activity page and hit the "Download all" button, this will give you an archive of your user and post data.

How do I delete my account?

Please send us an email to [email protected] with your request from the email address currently linked to your account.

I can't login

If you are not receiving the secret login token, please check your spam folder or filter settings.

Since there are no passwords to reset, if you don't have access to the email account you signed up with then we can't recover your account. You'll need to make a new account with your current email address or social profile.

Do you have an API?

Futurebase has extensive datasets and projections for many sectors across 200 countries and territories, 1000+ world cities and 1000+ companies available as a JSON REST API, GraphQL API or one time CSV exports for use in your own projects and services.

The Futurebase API is currently still in private beta, send us an email to [email protected] to register your interest and let us know what you plan to use the API for.

What tech is Futurebase built with?

The user interface is built with React, the back end is powered by Node.js cloud functions hosted on Amazon Web Services and distributed globally via Cloudflare. The data layer is GraphQL with PostgreSQL.

How do I contact you?

For help or guidance we recommend you make a post in the meta community section, for all other enquiries you can email us at [email protected]

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