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Foresight Weekly News – August 23, 2020

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Foresight Weekly News – August 23, 2020 – Association of Professional Futurists

Turning dry deserts into fertile cropland

A Norwegian startup called Desert Control has a running start on solving a problem that’s only likely to get worse with time. Read more

 

The Record by Recorded Future

Recorded Future, a leading security intelligence provider announced that it has launched The Record by Recorded Future. Learn more

 

The future workplace

Will our workplace remain an office that we commute to work from, or could it simply be our living space or environment we choose to work? Read more

 

New superlattice material for future energy efficient devices

Physicists have created a new material layered by two structures, forming a superlattice, that at a high temperature is a super-efficient insulator conducting current without dissipation and lost energy. Read more

 

The future of fintech

The “new normal” in banking and fintech is best understood by starting with a look back at what the “old normal” was. Read more

 

EVENT

APF’s Collaborate 2020

This online event will take place from September 2 to September 5, 2020. Collaborate 2020 will be an open space for emergent engagement on a rich array of topics. Learn more and register

 

JOURNALS

European Journal of Futures Research

EJFR is affiliated with Institut Futur, Freie Universität Berlin and the World Futures Studies Federation. Find their latest papers here

 

FUTURES & FORESIGHT SCIENCE

FFS publishes articles which focus on methods that aid anticipation of the future in the widest sense, that document the current status of a particular method’s application and use, and that analyze its future potential and prospects. Find their latest papers here

 

JOURNAL PAPER

Solving the wickedest problem: reconciling differing worldviews

Tim Morgan claims, “Emergent sets of values are trying to solve the wicked problems of today but are blocked by older worldviews.” Find his thoughts here.

 

BOOK CHAPTER

Instructional strategies for the future

This extract was originally published as “Instructional Strategies for the Future,” by B. Bannan, N. Dabbagh, & J. J. Walcutt in Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Learning Ecosystem, 2019, pp. 223–242, Government Publishing Office. Find it here

 

VIDEO

Foresight and trade-off implications for one CGIAR

In early 2020, ISDC embarked on developing reflections and recommendations that used commissioned foresight reviews, a trade-off analysis report, and ISDC consensus building. The goal of the project was to provide ISDC members with an evidence base that would allow them to build advice and identify key challenges to consider in developing the CGIAR 2030 Research Strategy. Learn more