Biography – Text

Welcome to the future!

Short biography of Matthias Horx

Already as a young technophile in the 60s, he was interested in the mysteries of the future. After a career as a journalist and publicist, he became the most influential futurist in the German-speaking world. He has published some 20 books, many of which have become bestsellers. He founded Germany’s most important think tank for the future, the Zukunftsinstitut with headquarters in Frankfurt and Vienna.

He stands for a futurology that does not chase after every fear or technology hype, but looks instead at the change of consciousness. He says, ”The future arises when we look at the world from the perspective of tomorrow — and our mind feels the connections between the present and the future!”

A passionate European, he commutes between London, Frankfurt and Vienna, where he has lived with his family since 2010, in the “Future Evolution House”.

Mission and goals

Matthias Horx’s life project is the further development of the “futurology” of the 60s and 70s towards a holistic prognostic methodology — an interdisciplinary combination of system, social, cognitive and evolutionary sciences (see also future research)