Our people : Victor Vahidi Motti

Trained as a Civil Engineer at Sharif University of Technology, Victor Vahidi Motti is also an internationally renowned young scholar, writer, speaker and consultant on Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning.

Motti is quadrilingual. He reads English, Arabic, Farsi, and Italian.

In his expertise and role as Scenario Planner he is the founder and editor of the website Vahid Think Tank. A member of the Executive Board of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), Futures Studies Research Committee of the Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK), Board of Shaping Tomorrow's Foresight Network (FN), Advisory Board of the Foresight Education & Research Network (FERN), and Advisory Board for the Center for Future Consciousness, he was also the editor in chief of the Persian Encyclopedia of Future with over 150 entries.

He was an invited scholar to speak at International Conferences: a) 2011, April: Italy, Reconciling Babel: Education for Cosmopolitanism, b) 2010, November: Taiwan, Global Transitions and Asia 2060: Climate, Political-Economy, and Identity. He has translated many key foresight texts into Farsi and published widely on a huge range of different topics, from the study of the brain and consciousness, to diverse areas of technology, global issues, environmental and ecological challenges, methods of strategic foresight, and ethical concerns as they pertain to contemporary affairs and future possibilities.

He received a prize in 2003 while still a university student for a Farsi translation of the book, Value-Focused Thinking originally published by Harvard University Press; was selected by the National Youth Organization of Iran for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement in 2004; and shared the 2009 Iran Autumn Season National Book Award with his two co-authors for the book entitled Scenario Planning published in 2008 in Tehran by the Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES) of the Petroleum Ministry.

To break free from the humankind's tribalistic past and therefore realizing the vision of Global Placeless Brains he looks up to and is inspired by the Iranian born futurist and the spiritual father of the Transhumanism, FM-2030, now placed in cryonic suspension at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Like him Motti has "a deep nostalgia for the future."

Official Website:
Vahid Think Tank: http://www.vahidthinktank.com


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