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Foresight Weekly News - April 15, 2019

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Posted: 4/15/2019 1:00:00 AM

Five principles for thinking like a futurist

Marina Gorbis the Executive Director of the Institute for the Future believes that futures thinking operates by five core principles: Forget about predictions, focus on signals, look back to see forward, uncover patterns, and create a community. Read more


A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that they wouldn't be suitable for a Jetsons-style short commute. Read more


New concepts: Exhibit Columbus announces Washington Street installations

Exhibit Columbus, the annual exploration of architecture, art, design, has announced the five new design concepts commissioned for Washington Street in downtown Columbus. Among them is Futures Kiosk that will be installed on the sidewalk where Washington Street meets Second Street at an active corner that connects Columbus City Hall, the Bartholomew County Courthouse and Veterans Memorial, and The Republic Building. Read more


X marks the future of energy in South Africa

Chris Adendorff and Des Collier are working on the 2nd edition of their book, to be published in June, on possible futures for South Africa towards 2055 based on the outcome of the upcoming election, with particular reference to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Read more


What digital hospitals of the future look like?

The future of a hospital is not brick and mortar. Instead, care will be provided in “meshed up” digital and physical networks that provide 24/7 access, improve patient outcomes and provide personalized patient and staff experiences, while simultaneously optimizing operations. Read more


ISTE19 Conference

International Society for Technology in Education holds a conference in June 23-26 in Philadelphia with a variety of presenters who will speak to the future of learning, the importance of creativity and the heart of resilience. Among the keynote speakers is Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow and author of The Algorithmic Leader who advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Read more


New Book

Emerging technologies for economic development

Meissner, Gokhbergt, and Saritas’s new book provides an impressive overview of emerging technologies, especially nanotechnologies and biotechnologies, and their prospective applications. It identifies and describes existing and potential markets for emerging technology-based applications, and projects scenarios for macroeconomic development based on these technologies. Read more

Posted: 4/8/2019 8:44:10 AM

Strategic foresight for environmental decisions

Colorado State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting an Aspire Seminar featuring a leading expert in strategic foresight, a discipline which studies the future and decision-making. Read more


Future cities show 2019 tackles role of IoT, AI, Blockchains in building smart cities

The global market for smart city information and communications technology (ICT) is forecasted to hit the USD 994.6-billion mark by 2023 from USD 476.7 billion in 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.8 percent, a report by BCC research showed. Read more


What’s the blueprint? Preparing the heartland for AI, automation, and the future of work

VentureBeat held a two-day event in York, Pennsylvania last week, as part of our quest to find a “blueprint” for the way forward for the U.S. heartland. Read more


The importance of Foresight: Why intuition and imagination will be critical in the future of work

In his book Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman refers to the parts of our brain, where he suggests there are two competing intelligence at play. Read more


Planning for the uncertain future of work

In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be impacted by frontier technologies such as automation, AI, AVs and more. Read more


Reinventing education for the future of work

British educationalist Ken Robinson holds the distinction of having the most viewed TED talk ever, and his widely viewed skewering of the modern education system has been further embellished upon in numerous books and presentations. Read more


Looking to the Future, Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts

A new Pew Research Center survey focused on what Americans think the United States will be like in 2050 finds that majorities of Americans foresee a country with a burgeoning national debt, a wider gap between the rich and the poor and a workforce threatened by automation. Read more


New Book!

WORK THE FUTURE! TODAY 2019 POCKET PAL: A faster path to purpose, passion and profit

Massive systemic failure is rampant across all sectors of society—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally… WTF! We all have a choice: Create your future, or the future will control you. Read more