Energy Futures

By 2025, solar will be the cheapest energy globally. In 2040, oil and natural gas are expected to make up nearly 60% of global supplies, while nuclear and renewables will be approaching 25%. Improved efficiency of lighting and home appliances is expected to continue to reduce residential electricity usage. Coal will fall out of favour.

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.

Supply Futures

Geopolitical issues and rapid technological change threaten traditional supply chains. Read on to discover where the opportunities lie in the future and take action accordingly. What is changing? Supply chain The success of Indiana’s advanced manufacturing industry depends on natural resources and a complex global supply chain that’s put at risk by environmental change. Low…

Future of Satellites

Within the next decade or so 100s of large satellites and about 2,000 micro and nano satellites will be launched into Earth’s orbit. Read on to discover where Athena, our robot, thinks there are opportunities and risks associated with a burgeoning space industry. Athena’s forecast Start year: 2015 Likely Tipping point: 2027 Likely End year:…

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…