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Foresight Weekly News - February 23, 2020

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Will you still need a college education in 2040?

College enrollment rates are already falling. Experts explain how the workforce of the future will get trained. Read more

 

Why an open mobility ecosystem is the future

By engaging in an open mobility ecosystem model, cities can more efficiently power their ecosystem today and drive sustainable innovation for tomorrow. Read more

 

Future of work, on display, at ISE 2020

The modern workplace is transforming into collaboration hubs – digital and smart, open and engaging, creative and interconnected to enable collaboration across borders. Read more

 

The future of insurance: Fintech 50 2020

Payments companies continue to be some of the most highly valued businesses in fintech. They had notable exits in 2019, including Visa’s pending $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid and the IPO of Bill.com, a $4 billion (market value) business-to-business payment processor that has doubled in value since it went public in December 2019. Read more

 

How PayPal is future-proofing its business

PayPal is a leading facilitator of digital payments. The company is looking to collaborations and partnerships to strengthen its moat around the world. Read more

 

What is the architecture of the future?

The future of real estate private equity, development and urbanism belongs to those with a vision, with both the staying power and the willpower to implement it — but also to those who can relate to humankind and link the past to the future. Read more

 

BOOK REVIEW

Peter J. Bowler, a history of the future: prophets of progress from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov

Peter Bowler starts A History of the Future by making two key arguments in the opening two chapters. Firstly, that it is necessary to have a more comprehensive overview of the ways in which people in the first half of the twentieth century thought science and technology would affect the future. Secondly, Bowler argues that observing writing across a spectrum of perceived literary merit is important as the representation of science and technology tended to shift thematically from low to high-brow literature. Read more

 

VIDEO

The future of waste-to-energy technology

It is estimated that over 2 billion tons of waste is produced per year, a number that’s expected to grow by 70% by 2050. Ways to turn all this waste into energy are inspected by experts. Watch the video

 

TRAINING

Train your brain to prepare for future

Our brains think of our future selves as strangers and have built-in anxiety about change. This human tendency and our cognitive bias against thinking that the future might be any different than the present should be of concern to anyone who wants to make reasonable plans for themselves, their companies, or their communities. Read more

 

PUBLICATION

Global transitions and Asia 2060: climate, political-economy, and identity

This report is aimed at embedding a long-term futures-thinking approach in current policy discussions on the future of Asia in academic, governmental, and business arenas. The objective is to explore the future of Asia given current conditions on the planet. Download the report