"The World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) , founded in 1973, is the leading international scholarly body of futures studies and also an official consultative partner of the UNESCO. In 2019 the WFSF Executive Board initiated a new category of membership dedicated to the younger generation called the WFSF Junior. School age children can apply to join the WFSF provided that at least one of their parents or legal custodians are already individual, either Full or Associate, members of the WFSF. In this short interview, Director of the WFSF, Victor V. Motti, asks a number of questions from one of the members of the WFSF Junior whose name is Arsam MARDUK born in 2008 in Iran. Another interview with Arsam was published in the September 2019 issue of the WFSF Human Futures Magazine, pages 60-63. He tells now us what are the goals that he wants to achieve in 2020: introducing and spreading Gen Z Futurists Movement and Platorm to the world.
1- Why and how you decided to join the WFSF?
I decided to join the WFSF because Dana MARDUK, a WFSF member and my stepfather, taught me a lot about the future of life and technology and I liked the topics a lot. He introduced you and the WFSF to me and I wanted to learn more about futures studies to build an amazing future for all children around the world. I would also like to teach other kids to about future and help them to create their future.
2- Will you talk to your friends and classmates about the WFSF? How do they react to the news that you joined?
Yes I have talked to my friends about the WFSF and I tried to explain what futures studies is, but they thought I was going to become a fortune teller! Then I taught them a bit about the science of futures studies and they got interested to know more. As you know I did not have the chance to go to school which I am not sad about it because now I am studying about futures studies which my playmates have no idea about it. But I will try to teach my friends more about the WFSF and futures studies..."
PRESS RELEASE Antalya , Turkey, 13 January 2020.