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Foresight Weekly News – September 06, 2020

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The future of mobile robots

Mobile robots can be used to assist humans in activities such as surveillance, search and rescue, patrolling, construction, and medical care. Read more


Sarcos Robotics raises funds to develop an exoskeleton

Sarcos Robotics, a startup developing robots for industrial and defense applications, today nabbed $40 million in equity financing, bringing its total venture capital raised to nearly $100 million. Read more


Contactless technologies can propel healthcare towards the future

Contactless innovations like automated robots and the Internet of Things (IoT) not only reduce the spread of disease in medical facilities, but also have the potential to improve overall organizational performance. Read more


Telehealth in shaping the future of medicine

Expanded telehealth services have proved effective at safely delivering patient care during the pandemic, leading to an increase in patients even in specialties such as plastic surgery, according to a new study. Read more


How China is preparing its economy for the future

In a world rocked by the coronavirus pandemic and tensions with the U.S., the Chinese government is stepping up focus on the domestic market with the pronouncement of a “dual circulation” policy. Read more


Future of space station commercialization

Pushing commercialization on the International Space Station to the next level will take a combination of government will, tax incentives, and regulatory clarity. Read more


The future isn’t what it used to be

During the 1890s, various experts predicted what life would be like by 2000. Now we’re 20 years into the new century and we’ve had two extra decades to make those things happen. Learn more



FuturePod conversations: Zia Sardar and Richard Hames


In this podcast, Ziauddin Sardar and Richard Hames address these questions: “What next for the field of foresight? How can we move on from the foundation methods and tools that seem to have us locked in their grip? How can we become more relevant and more practical? How can we approach design from different ontological frameworks?” Listen to the podcast



Humanitarian futures toolkit

HF toolkit contains the future exercise, designed to introduce managers and department heads to ways to think about the future and their organizations’ capacities for dealing with the future. Download the toolkit



The engagement of home-based businesses in the digital economy

This paper explores the engagement of home-based businesses in digital trading, measured as proportion of their sales from buying and selling services and products online of all their sales. Access the paper