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Foresight Weekly News - July 14, 2019

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What will our 2040 energy future look like?

Ariel Cohen, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council reports that global primary energy consumption over the next 25 years will decrease considerably relative to past decades. Read more

 

Can sci-fi writers prepare us for an uncertain future?

Critics worry that writers are so good at spinning stories that they might even convince you those stories are true. Are science fiction writers actually qualified to consult on matters of business and international policy? Read more

 

Artificial intelligence, work and Jobs: preparing for AI’s uncertain future

Grant Freeland, a managing director at the Boston Consulting Group reminds that predictions about AI are uncertain. However, with some degree of certainty, he thinks that AI’s smart technologies likely will impact the labor market, affecting some occupations more than others. Read more

 

Artificial intelligence hype meets reality: eye on A.I.

Despite all the hype about artificial intelligence, most executives expect that it will take years before the cutting-edge technology gives their businesses a financial lift. Read more

 

Driverless car add-on kits are dead ends and by degrees sunk drive.AI

If you were anointed to be the head of an automaker or tech firm that was trying to develop truly autonomous cars, how would you approach this moonshot sized task? Read more

 

#YMCA2044: building a vision for the future

World YMCA is collaborating with Forum for the Future to engage both young and senior leaders in possible futures, to examine the different roles YMCA might play in empowering young people to build thriving communities. Read more

 

Event report

The future of U.S. defense strategy

APF Member, Cindy Wagner reports from a conversation with General Paul J. Selva at the Brookings Institution, June 28, 2019. Read more

 

Publications

Five strategic foresight tools to enhance business model innovation teaching

Matt Spaniol and his colleagues discuss their lessons from 8 years of teaching business model innovation to executives in their part-time MBA program. Read more

 

Bioprinters, resource-roundabouts and brainternet

The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) has published a noteworthy publication titled: “Bioprinters, resource-roundabouts and brainternet? On how we produce, consume and redistribute in 2050.” Download the publication

 

A look at the future of open educational resources

Stephen Downes, an e-learning expert explores the impact of four major types of technology on our understanding of OER: cloud infrastructure, open data, artificial intelligence, and decentralized networks. Read more