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Foresight Weekly News - May 13, 2019

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Prize-winning essays on the future of money

The Financial Times and the Bank of England sought the best blog by a school pupil on the future of money for their latest competition. The winner is Estelle McCool from King’s College London Maths School. Read more

 

These are the 4 most likely scenarios for the future of energy

The pressures on the global energy system are unprecedented. Demand is being fueled by a growing population and economic growth, but powering the world still depends on fossil fuels, and creates two-thirds of global emissions. Read more

 

What if the future of work was no work at all?

Although new technology allows us to subvert the standard nine to five routine, the general rule is you do your time from when you finish education until you’re ready to retire. Read more

 

Learning from the ‘mistakes of the future’

An excerpt from Robert Hranek’s short story entitled “Angry Engineer” posted to Army Training and Doctrine Command’s blog called the Mad Scientist Laboratory contains good insights for everyone interested in the preferable futures of army. Read more

 

Scaling the levels of war: The strategic major and the future of multi-domain operations

Heather Venable, an assistant professor at the U.S. Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College, suggests the need for a more strategic approach to multi-domain operations at a moment when it seems the United States struggles to develop a strategy for global competition. Read more

 

Prototype of a future interstellar probe was just tested on a balloon

At the University of California, Santa Barbara, researchers with the UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group (ECG) are currently working on ways to achieve the dream of interstellar flight. Read more

 

The 10 vital skills you will need for the future of work

Bernard Marr, the author who contributes to the World Economic Forum, believes that we’re in the midst of the transformative impact of the fourth industrial revolution and we need ten vital skills to survive through this era. Read more

 

Digital is the future -- Face it, retailers

Walter Loeb, the senior retail analyst at Morgan Stanley believes that personalized engagement shape the future of retail. Read more

 

The exponential guide to artificial intelligence

Today, it can be difficult to understand the significance and potential impact that artificial intelligence (AI) has for humanity. What is the future of AI? Read more

 

Future learning in an advanced decentralized learning ecosystem

Stephen Downes, e-learning scholar gave a speech at the Individual Training and Education (IT&E) Symposium in the Canadian Forces Base Borden. He provided an overview of emerging infrastructures, key points of contact with training and development services, and the impact on future learning programs and systems. Watch his presentation 

 

Event

Global innovators summit

GIS will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on December 11-12, 2019. Global Innovators Summit welcomes innovators around the globe irrespective of their professional fields. It is going to be one of the biggest conferences by involving individuals who discovered something new in their respective field. Read more