It was 2015, when I was at the Wisdom 2.0 business conference that I heard Otto Sharmer talk. In his keynote "from ego system to eco system", he introduced the idea of the emerging future. It's had an effect on me ever since.
The emerging future is beyond what has been, or what is currently. In essence, you sense that something is going to happen, you don’t know what it is, but you hold the space to allow it to happen.