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Foresight Weekly News - November 17, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The 5 most important job skills for the future

Bernard Marr, the futurist author believes that professionals need to pay attention to and prepare for the workplaces of the future. In his view, an important aspect of this preparation is to develop the job skills that will help succeed and thrive in the new reality of the next decade. Read more


5 Global trends shaping our climate future

The world’s appetite for energy keeps surging, and the rise of renewables so far hasn’t been fast enough to satisfy all that extra demand. The result: fossil fuels use, particularly natural gas, keeps growing to supply the rest. Read more


Why it is hard to think about the future

Humans are using two very different cognitive approaches when they deal with the past or the future: they explain the past, and predict the future. Read more


Is experiential learning the future of professional education?

The need to continuously modify and update your skills and expertise is increasingly seen as vital to thriving in the future of work. Read more


Blockchain Outlook

Machine learning, biotechnology and blockchain technology will change the world in the coming decades, making it an ever safer, more rational and business-friendly place. Read more


Decolonize the future of design by storytelling

Designer Pupul Bisht a masters graduate of design from OCAD in Toronto attempts decolonizing futures using design. She uses storytelling as a means to reframe future scenarios. Read more


Modelling the past to predict the future

Laura Spinney’s long read draws attention to the developments in quantitative approaches to history pioneered by Jack Goldstone and Peter Turchin and their predictive possibilities. Read more



Corporate foresight and innovation management

David Sarpong and Dirk Meissner’s book sheds light on what has come to be known as corporate foresight and its influence on innovation management. Throughout the book, the contributors examine the practice of corporate foresight and how it may lead to the identification of opportunities for innovation. Learn more


Technology foresight in the virtual learning environment in Malaysia

Kamalanathan Shanmugam and his colleagues conducted a research to identify technologies which are becoming obsolete or not relevant in the digital education field. Download the paper


Practical science for uncertain futures: using scenarios to improve resilience to earthquakes

Drawing on the theoretical literature about futures studies and transdisciplinary approaches, as well as lessons from various practical applications, this paper finds that scenarios are among the most widely used transdisciplinary futures approaches. Download the paper