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.

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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…

Using Strategic Foresight in Disaster Preparedness

  Strategic foresight is not just about preparing a world to leave to younger generations, but it also about preparing the younger generations for the world we are leaving to them. With that in mind, we are reposting from the blog Prepare with Foresight which is focused on contingency planning and disaster preparedness. Intro What…

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:…

Addressing fake news in our service

Updates to Shaping Tomorrow We have made several changes to Shaping Tomorrow recently. To see the full list, please visit: https://dstl.shapingtomorrow.com/webtext/814. One of our most significant improvements is our new filtering system to address the increasingly biased and often fraudulent news that has been seeping into the internet’s news sources for the past few years. On…

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…