Shaping Tomorrow & Plectica

Better Visualize Your Future

Shaping Tomorrow is currently exploring a partnership with Plectica, a provider of visual mapping software. We expect the partnership to help people and organizations visualize foresight concepts, define relationships, and organize relevant futures content to achieve a deeper understanding of simple and complex systems. You are invited to explore this combination of Shaping Tomorrow content with Plectica concept…

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…

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,…

Future Analytics

In 30 years, 40% of global GDP is going to be driven by the collection, analysis and use of data. This is an industry that’s worth getting to know, understand and be a part of for career longevity. Read on to discover where our robot, Athena, thinks there are opportunities and risks. Athena’s forecast Start…

Updates to Shaping Tomorrow’s system

We are delighted to announce several new enhancements to our service including the addition of a social ‘groups’ function and ‘forecast snapshots’ that can be used in workshops to create mind-maps, decision trees, etc. Thanks to Dustin Knutson at Saudi Aramco and Adrian Taylor at 4sing for these suggestions. Click here for more details of…

3 Years of Automated Foresight

It was our unique robot’s (Athena) third birthday yesterday. In that time she has found 138,000 instantly searchable and sortable political, economic, social and technological forecasts and nearly 10,000 associated key questions on society’s future. She’s already won an award for Best Use of AI Software and been runner up in a public vote for…