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Foresight Weekly News - August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019   (1 Comments)
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Strategize for preferred futures of learning today

Katherine Prince, APF member and Vice President of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, is calling on education leaders, innovators, and influencers to create and pursue strong visions for the future of learning. Read more

 

How self-driving cars could shape our future

Self-driving cars are a shared ambition among Google, Tesla, Apple, Uber and Lyft, among other automotive, tech and ridesharing companies. For Uber and Lyft specifically, it's a matter of cutting costs. Read more

 

Should you save your cells now to fight cancer later?

A Florida startup is offering customers the chance to bank their immune cells to be used for advanced cancer treatments in the future. But scientists are skeptical. Read more

 

Will traditional classroom become obsolete when schools ushering in 3.0 era?

Zhang Zhi, director of Shanghai Educational Technology Center believes that today’s children are all “digital natives” which is referred to “a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age.” Read more

 

How two global organizations are helping to lay the foundations for a renewable energy future

Businesses and governments are searching for ways to increase their use of renewable energy and reduce their impact on the environment. Organizations such as REN21 and Future Earth play a role in this discussion and debate. Read more

 

Several indicators point to a recession in the near future

Recent developments including the ever-escalating US-China trade war and signs of a widespread global economic slowdown have many experts on recession watch. Read more

 

Why AIoT is emerging as the future of Industry 4.0

Two trends that are dominating the technology industry are the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). But for industrial automation, these two technologies are much more than the buzzwords or trending topics. Read more

 

Scientists worry about long-term future of NASA’s Mars exploration program

As NASA gears up a decade-long effort to return samples from Mars, some scientists are worried that the campaign may not leave any funding available for other robotic missions to the planet. Read more

 

Publications

SciFi D.I.: Design Intelligence for the Future of Learning

Singularity University convened a Science Fiction Design Intelligence (SciFi DI) workshop in Silicon Valley with 50 innovators to explore the future of learning using the tools of science fiction storytelling and then produced a graphic novel depicting what life might look like in the year 2039 through the eyes of four individuals from all over the world. The result is published recently as an e-book. Download the e-book

 

National Future Monitor 2019

The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) has published an interesting report. It is an update of their National Future Monitor and reveals how Dutch people think about technology and the future. Download the report

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Stephen Aguilar-Millan says...
Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019
Aren't you meant to be registered with the FCA to provide investment advice in the UK (see Markets Insider story)?