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Foresight Weekly News - June 16, 2019

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Can Facebook become a trusted bank?

APF Member, Tracey Follows asks what if Zuckerberg is not trying to disrupt and replace the central banks and instead work with them, cooperatively, to create a modern-day Florin, in order to create one central banking digital currency? Read more


#futureofmeded: developing foresight competencies

Inspired by APF’s model of foresight competencies, Daniel Pesut, professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing is helping health care professionals develop foresight skills. Read more


Making futures tangible

Lisa Kay Solomon, Chair of Transformational Practices at Singularity University, talks about the preferred futures. She asks: Who shapes the future? How might we create more equitable and inclusive futures? Read more


Is ‘interactive storytelling’ the future of media?

Is the recent hype and investment in interactive storytelling justified? If “interactive content” is the future of media, what form will it take, and how can it best be implemented? Mike Raab, the media strategist shares his thoughts with us. Read more


Hollywood crypto: behavioral economics of piracy, Netflix, and the future!

Amber Cazzell an Applied Social Psychologist from Stanford maps out the media landscape to introduce a strategic new way to eradicate revenue losses due to piracy and those pesky third-party subscription providers that scrape off the top. Read more


The future of Alzheimer’s treatment may be enlisting the immune system

A new theory for Alzheimer’s disease is emerging, and at least one company is taking advantage of the new thinking with drugs in human trials. Read more


Unveiling technologies for future launch vehicles

ESA safeguards Europe’s guaranteed access to space through its Future Launchers Preparatory Programme, FLPP. FLPP weighs up the opportunities and risks of different launch vehicle concepts and associated technologies. Read more


Why machine learning is the future of business culture

Focussing on the development of computer programs that can access data in order to learn autonomously, machine learning is being used by Google on its AI Platform which is bringing all its services. Read more


AI driving the future of transportation, but miles of red tape holding it back

Artificial intelligence is no longer the future. It's right around the corner, and nowhere is that more evident than in self-driving cars or even self-driving buses. Read more


Robot-enabled learning putting SCC into the future

In the near future, humanoid learners at a college will have a suite of cyber-enabled tools at their disposal. Students will digitally transmit their presence across a 15-county service area, appearing in classrooms they will only experience from the glow of a computer screen. Read more



Foresight Journal

The journal of futures studies, strategic thinking and policy. Issue 21.3 is now available. Topics covered in this issue: service economy, knowledge economy, TQM, climate change, risk, tourism, foresight, futures, innovation, Singapore, India, and Africa. Read more