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Foresight Weekly News - February 2, 2020

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Future of the academy

At the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, academics discussed how to rethink the academy and how to separate it from the university. Learn more

 

CES 2020 showed the path to a better future

Eric Ravenscraft, a freelance writer from Atlanta covering tech, media, and geek culture developments attended CES 2020 and identified a few trends that have likely a positive impact in 2020. Read more

 

Shape the future of European biology research in space

As the world celebrates 20 years of astronauts living and working on the International Space Station, ESA is preparing for another decade of European research in humankind’s weightless laboratory. Learn more

 

These trends should shape the future of fintech

The downstream effects of some trends will shape the financial health and wellbeing of consumers and the overall economy for decades to come, and they create opportunities for innovation. Read more

 

How science fiction imagined the 2020s

Perhaps that’s the most important thing to consider when evaluating science fiction about the future, whether old or new: to not get bogged down in the details, in the accuracy of its predictions, or whether it seems dated. Read more

 

Air force’s ‘base of the future’ ideas will be tested on Tyndall rebuild

With 2020 in full swing, the Air Force’s cross-sector outreach program—AFWERX—announced this year’s innovation focus: the base of the future. Read more

 

Predicting future trends is hard

For investors chasing “the next big thing,” there’s an oft-repeated warning: Predicting the future can lose you millions, even when you get it right. Read more

 

How human interaction is shaping the future of technology

If you think of human speech as having been around for one day, then talking computers have been around for just one millisecond. Read more

 

VIDEO

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture?

By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion. Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda points to indoor vertical farming: growing food on tiered racks in a controlled, climate-proof environment. In a forward-looking talk, he explains how this method can maintain better safety standards, save money, use less water and help us provide for future generations. Watch the video

 

EVENT

Agriculture show UK: future farm technology expo

Reimagine what’s possible with agriculture technology and discover ways that technology can help you and your farm transform positively for the future at Future Farm Technology Expo 2020 on November 11, 2020. Find out more