Health Futures

Pressures from potential pandemics, the environment we live in, ageing populations and funding threats take centre stage in this week’s Trend Alert. Read on to discover where the opportunities lie in the future, consider how these could affect you and your organization and act accordingly.

Rohrbeck et al. look at foresight for the bottom of the pyramid

In our recent article we were interested to investigate to what extent successful business development in Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) markets was leveraging on structured corporate foresight approaches. BOP markets serve more than 4 billion people that live on $2-4 a day. Prominent success stories such as micro lending in Bangladesh helped make the idea popular…

Jobless Futures?

In coming decades, jobs will disappear due to the development of AI. Our robot, Athena, finds that most forecasts do not make similar projections for the many jobs that will be created by new technologies. The forecasts below are indicative of disruptive changes coming to many livelihoods. You can watch where the best jobs will…

Future Humans

There will be a global decline in the proportion of the populations in paid employment in the coming decades resulting from automation and other technological innovations. Robots and technological advances will take more than 5 million jobs from humans over the next 5 years. Athena’s forecast Start year: 2016 Likely Tipping point: 2027 Likely End…

Insuring our Future

2017 will be the year that digital risk insurance really gets off the ground. Read on to discover where, Athena, our robot thinks your job, your home, your vehicle, your life and organization will be affected by the sweeping changes that threaten to completely disrupt the traditional insurance business models; much like the changes that…

Death of Distance

The next 10 years is going to see an exponential growth in remote work and delivery in many sectors. Demand for technologies that facilitate communication and interaction will rise. The use of remote monitoring is expected to continue its growth at a compound annual rate of almost 50% for at least the next 5 years.…

World Futures Day starts soon

Around-the-World 24-Hour Conversation on the Future to Celebrate World Future Day March 1st to Be Hosted Online by the Millennium Project International futurist organizations have joined forces to invite their members and the public to come online at 12 noon in their time zone to explore how we can help build a better future. Washington,…