About BEST Futures
The goal of BEST Futures is to support the emergence of a sustainable and just world through providing people and communities with new tools, perspectives, and knowledge.
BEST Futures began in 2003 as a research project designed to develop, apply and disseminate our Biosocial Evolutionary Systems Theory model (the BEST Model) of societal change and evolution. The project builds on the work of Alastair M. Taylor (1915-2005), who used systems theory to develop a unique model of the historical evolution of societies and their world-views. We intend to involve other people in the project as the work expands.
We use the BEST Model to:
(1) Help explain the historical evolution of societal systems and world-views
(2) Help explain the natural and societal processes shaping current and future events
(3) Develop systems tools and teach systems thinking
(4) Support the emergence of an integral world-view and vision
At present we are working in the following areas:
Educational Products Graphic Presentations
Lectures Please contact Graeme Taylor if you would like him to speak to your organization, lecture, or lead workshops.
Collaboration We want to network ideas and resources with other individuals and
organizations and collaborate on the development of sustainable solutions.
Angus M. Taylor (Political Science, Philosophy)
Duncan M. Taylor (Environmental Studies)
Fereshteh M. Sadeghi (Architecture, Graphic Design)
Carla Martinez (Public Administration, Spanish Translations)
Charles A. Blake (Art, Sustainabale Technologies)
Graeme M. Taylor (Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Systems) Project Coordinator