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Foresight Weekly News - July 7, 2019

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Why it’s worth reading crazy-sounding scenarios about the future

Speculating about the future can make it easier to respond to unexpected events. Read more

 

Designing scenarios to guide robust decisions

Bonnie McBain, a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle discusses three aspects of scenarios aimed at effectively planning for the future. Read more

 

BBC Future at Hay Festival: How to think longer-term

At the Hay Festival, BBC Future assembled a panel of thinkers to discuss one of the most pressing questions of our time: how to tackle society’s habit of “short-termism”. Read more

 

What is the future of aviation?

Nargess Banks, a writer with a focus on design, reports about a team of young creatives that will unravel the possibilities of aviation and air travel with an immersive experience taking us back to the future. Read more

 

Computing biology’s future

Lindsay Barone, Program Evaluator for the DNA Learning Center at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory finds out that life scientists need new training to grapple with their discipline’s explosion of data. Read more

 

The future of work is dynamic and adaptive

Forrester, an influential research and advisory firm released its guide to the future of work, which gets beyond the hype and provides a pragmatic view of the future of work; what it means to leaders, employees, customers, and companies; and what leaders can do now to prepare for intelligent technologies and an automated workplace. Read more

 

The future of work and minimalism

Michael K. Spencer, a tech futurist believes that we are becoming a workforce of freelancers, remote workers, entrepreneurs and self-employed global citizens. Read more

 

The future of work seems to be distributed

Falon Fatemi, the founder of Node, a first-of-its-kind AI platform that transforms how businesses are able to analyze relationships between entities on the web, believes that the future of work is distributed. Read more

 

Amazon sees a bright future of AI, robots and Alexa

Chuck Moore, vice president of Alexa Shopping, talks about Amazon's push to bring its AI expertise about every layer of its business, including its warehouse robots, cashier-less retail stores and, of course, Alexa. Read more

 

The changing future of solar technologies

Julian Vigo, an independent scholar who specializes in anthropology, technology, and political philosophy, shares his thoughts about the importance of solar energy and how lessening one’s carbon footprint involves a paradigm shift. Read more

 

Publication

Journal of Futures Studies

The latest issue of JFS (vol.23, no. 4) is devoted to Design and Futures. APF member, Stuart Candy has three published pieces in this issue. Read more