Revision with unchanged content. To this point in time humanity has successfully responded to the challenges to its existence. A viewpoint is becoming widespread is that humanity will have to respond to even greater challenges to its existence in the future. The innate human capacity for foresight has played a pivotal role in responding to past challenges, however, a more extensive form of foresight will need to be developed to respond to these future challenges. This study generates an original theory of how foresight develops in individuals and how a social foresight capacity can emerge also. The theory argues that foresight capacities develop through the expansion of individual consciousness, particularly the individual's sense of 'self'. The theory is derived from the work of a number of psychological researchers including Jane Loevinger, Lawrence Kohlberg, Clare Graves, Susan Cook-Greuter and Ken Wilber. The book is addressed towards professionals in Foresight, Futures Studies, Leadership and Coaching.