The Futures Wheel is a method for identifying and packaging primary, secondary, and tertiary consequences of trends, events, emerging issues, and future possible decisions. It was invented in 1971 by Jerome C. Glenn, then a student at the Antioch Graduate School of Education, now called Antioch University New England. It was spread by workshops on futuristic curriculum development conducted by the Program for the Study of the Future, School of Education, University of Massachusetts during the early 1970s, and shortly thereafter, by futurist trainers and consultants as a method for engaging workshop participants in thinking about future consequences, and decisionmakers for input to their policy analysis process and forecasting. The method first entered the literature in the Spring of 1972. Subsequent variations of the Futures Wheel have been called the Implementation Wheel, Impact Wheel, Mind Mapping, and Webbing. These variations have been used by futurists in a wide variety of situations. Although the Futures Wheel is a simple technique, requiring only blank paper, a pen, and one or more fertile minds, it is also an extremely powerful method of exploring the future. The Futures Wheel is currently used by futurists, teachers of futures courses, corporate planners, and public policy advisors throughout the world to help identify potential problems and opportunities, and new markets, products, and services; and to assess alternative tactics and strategies.