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Foresight Weekly News - November 3, 2019

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Europe dreams big for future space missions

European space scientists' most ambitious dreams are about to meet reality. Read more

 

Rethinking foresight - rubber bands, campfires and dreaming

The current world has been labeled as VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous), TUNA (turbulent, uncertain, novel, ambiguous) or postnormal (complex, chaotic, contradictory), and looking at megatrends is not enough. Read more

 

Looking back at the future of warfare

Technologists have been focused on how technology might change the way wars are fought—or how it could help avoid conflict in the first place. Read more

 

Bill Gates believes we can predict the future of human health

Gates has made global health his priority, funding research and solutions for some of the world’s largest health epidemics via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more

 

The future of home ownership

Buying and owning a home will be very different over the next 20 years. Read more

 

Seeing the past from the future

Artists look to the past, think about historical points of reference and reframe them for the contemporary moment. Read more

 

The future of capitalism: CEO daily

Alan Murray reports from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women summit, where a fascinating discussion among CMOs of some of the world’s largest companies took place. Read more

 

Mozilla partners with Element AI to spearhead ethical artificial intelligence

The tech giant announced the strategic partnership between Mozilla and Element AI is focused on addressing “how new AI technologies and tools present challenges and opportunities for today’s digital frontiers.” Read more

 

VIDEO

The future of education

The future of education needs a massive rethink, not a tinkering round the edges, to make education robust and relevant for the world learners will face in 2050. Stephen Downes, an e-learning expert shares his thoughts with his listeners. Watch the video

 

PODCAST

AI and the future of warfare

General Sir Richard Barrons, the former Commander of the UK’s Joint Forces Command joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the changing definition of warfare in the light of AI technology. Listen to the podcast

 

PUBLICATIONS

A national office for strategic foresight anchored in critical science and technologies

APF member, Amy Webb publishes her thoughts on leadership in strategic processes using data-driven models to analyze plausible futures. Download the working paper

 

The imperative for preparing for the future of work

The way work gets done has been evolving for centuries, but seldom faster than it has in recent years as the digital revolution disrupts one industry after another. Even so, many experts believe changes in how people work will accelerate even more over the next few decades. Download the white paper