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Foresight Weekly News - September 8, 2019

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FieldNotes: Building future-fit businesses

Marguerite Coetzee, inspects what South Africa’s education system can teach brands and organizations about preparing for the next industrial revolution. Read more

 

Artificial intelligence: Preparing students for the future with AI

Rachelle Dene Poth, a foreign language and STEAM teacher in Oakmont, PA shares her thoughts and experience in teaching AI to students. Read more

 

How are drones shaping the future of war?

Drones are changing the way militaries around the world conduct their operations. Some militaries prefer drones to sending in jets or using other weapons. Find out more

 

Expert predicts 25% of colleges will fail in the next 20 years

Michael Horn, who studies education at Harvard University assumes colleges will be going to close or merge, and some will declare some form of bankruptcy to reinvent themselves. Read more

 

The future of work in the US and the traditional labor model

As big-name Democratic politicians have struggled to qualify for debates, tech entrepreneur and presidential contender Andrew Yang has developed a hardcore group of supporters who rally around his "Freedom Dividend," a proposal to give every U.S. adult $1,000 a month. Read more

 

6 Trends shaping the future of The $532B beauty business

Today the global beauty industry is a $532 billion business. The U.S. currently is the world’s largest beauty market, with about 20% share, followed by China (13%) and Japan (8%). Read more

 

Will your skill set be relevant in the future?

The workforce of the future is one of the biggest trending topics right now with numerous experts sharing insights on the impact of automation and intelligence technologies, with some insights being contradictory and a little confusing as to which tech tools will actually dominate the future of work. Read more

 

EDUCATION

Decision making under uncertainty: Introduction to structured expert judgment

edX’s new open course aims to address the critical lack of any or appropriate data in many areas where complex decisions need to be made. Find out more

 

PUBLICATIONS

Glimpses of a Post-Capitalist Future

Project volume of the 2018 APF Emerging Fellows program is just published. The book is the product of those APF Emerging Fellows who successfully completed the 2018 program. It contains four distinct views of a world in which the current way of doing things no longer applies. Read more

 

ELLIIT 2030 Technology Foresight

ELLIIT is one of two strategic research environments created by the Swedish government in 2010 in the area of IT and mobile communications. This document summarizes ELLIIT’s general long-term vision, and outlines specific, new research directions that urgently need investments. Read more

 

What about the Future?

Fred Phillips’s new book closely examines the concept and theory of 'future' from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on the practice of forecasting, especially in its interaction with complexity. It highlights the relations between forecasting, decision-making and strategy, mixing technical arguments with ideas from psychology and philosophy. Read more