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Foresight Weekly News - November 24, 2019

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Air Force ready to invest in digital foundation for future force

The Air Force needs a better foundation for future technologies like artificial intelligence and seamless network connections it wants for the future — and it’s willing to use a chunk of its 2021 budget and beyond to do it. Find out more

 

Foresight: a way to address urgent and important problems

Foresight is, at root, about change: understanding, managing and even using change to one’s own advantage. As futurists are fond of pointing out, no one can claim to predict the future, since it hasn’t happened yet. Read more

 

Being a parent is like being a futurist

There are similarities between being a parent and being a futurist. Both are filled with uncertainty and mystery, and both require continuous learning. They can feel exciting, frustrating, fulfilling and disheartening, sometimes all at the same time. Read more

 

These are the meta-trends shaping the future

Singularity University co-founder and XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis outlined some of the meta-trends he believes are key to how we’ll live our lives and do business in the (not too distant) future. Read more

 

EDUCATION

Foresight trainings

IFTF’s Foresight Training is a proven curriculum that teaches applicable skills in the art and science of foresight. Learn more

 

WEBINAR

Long-term thinking in a distracted world

Bina Venkataraman, the Director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, and the author of The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age runs a webinar on long-term thinking on January 15, 02020. Attend the webinar

 

PUBLICATIONS

The college of the future

The Independent Commission on the College of the Future has published a progress report reflecting the discussions they have had so far about what they want and need from colleges across the UK in ten years’ time. Download the report

 

Technology foresight for digital manufacturing: Russian case

Yulia Turovets and he colleagues examined the advanced digital and intelligent production technologies deployment by applying foresight methods and new solutions such as an advanced text-mining. Download the paper

 

2019 Future of work study

A study conducted by Consumer Technology Association indicates that tech companies, both large and small, need more employees with technical skills and need to adapt to challenges in finding and retaining qualified people over the next five years. Learn more

 

A briefing on possible futures

Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies has opened a new page in Medium to republish the free articles published earlier in Scenario magazine. Read their latest posts