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Foresight Weekly News - May 6, 2019

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3 Technology inflection points that will change the future

Greg Satell, author and speaker believes that we are likely on the cusp of three major inflection points in energy, synthetic biology and computation that will have that kind of transformative power. Read more

 

Future of work

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers and their families. Read more

 

How wearable AI will amplify human intelligence

Intelligence amplification is the use of technology to augment human intelligence. And a paradigm shift is on the horizon, where new devices will offer less intrusive, more intuitive ways to amplify our intelligence. Read more

 

Forget about artificial intelligence, extended intelligence is the future

Joi Ito, the director or MIT’s Media Lab claims that the notion of singularity is a religion created mostly by people who have designed and successfully deployed computation to solve problems previously considered impossibly complex for machines. Read more

 

AI & convergence: 5 breakthroughs to watch

Peter Diamandis, founder and chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation believes that exponential technologies are colliding into each other, reinventing products, services and industries. Read more

 

The future of journalism is tiny, targeted, and timely

Information packages, databases, guides, courses, seminars, and events each offer a chance to deliver value to people, demonstrate the role of journalism, and ask for the sale. Read more

 

Event

Singularity University’s global summit 2019

The annual Singularity University Global Summit (August 19-21, 2019 | San Francisco) gives leaders, entrepreneurs, and learners to examine and discuss the latest developments in exponential technologies, the societal impacts of those technologies, and how to apply them to create positive change and achieve personal and organizational success. Read more

 

Dissertation

Probabilistic logics in foresight

Juha Panula-Ontto a PhD graduate from Tampere University, Finland published a doctoral dissertation on decision support and foresight oriented modeling. Read more and download the dissertation

 

New Books

Rethinking strategy: How to anticipate the future, slow down change, and improve decision making

APF member, Steve Tighe helps you use scenarios to envisage what your industry and organization could look like in the future and prepare for what's to come. Through detailed case studies and practical tools, this book reveals how to make strategy development your organization's principal creative and learning activity. Read more

 

The Future of Airbnb and the ‘sharing economy’

On 30 April 2019, Dr. Jeroen Oskam launched his book The Future of Airbnb and the 'Sharing Economy'. The book is the first in a series regarding the future of tourism and furthers the ongoing discussion around Airbnb and the social sustainability of urban tourism. Read more