Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that Facebook promotes democracy, and runs into a storm of criticism, meanwhile, Ray Kurzweil, futurist and the man who runs Google’s engineering lab, reckons the point when computers are more intelligent than humans is nigh. We better hope Zuckerberg is right.
Donald Trump has unveiled plans to slash US taxes, Jeremy Corbyn presents his plans for the most socialist agenda to hit the political mainstream in decades, and Uber claims it is not part of the gig economy – there is a theme running through all of this.
Dyson is entering the electric car market with what it calls a ‘premium pruduct’. If nothing else it shows how barriers to entry in the car industry seem to be turning into gateways to entry.
Hyperloop is like a litmus test for technology. Its critics are legion. If it can work, then it could transform transportation around the world. But if investor confidence is anything to go by, things are looking promising.
There is a word that brings it all together: the Far Right pulling in German voters, the latest controversy to envelop Uber, Jeremy Corbyn’s pronouncement over Brexit, and the row between NFL Players and President Trump. The word lies behind the message articulated by President Macron of France, and that word is ‘disruption’. If you […]
Moore’s Law: it is one of the most important drivers of innovation, but sometimes you need to sit back to fully appreciate it.
The labour market is set to change, so far so obvious. But how will it change? What will people be doing in ten years’ time? What skills will you need?
“This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future you have to understand it,” says PwC in a new report. It has proposed four possible scenarios that might unravel between now and 2030 – and some of the possible scenarios are downright scary, what are […]
Technological change is accelerating, and it means the world is set to change, and maybe change in a pretty profound way. Work, leisure, the economy, politics and business will all be transformed. Maybe the species we know as Homo Sapiens will change too – becoming Digital Homo Sapiens perhaps, or even Enhanced Homo Sapiens. But […]
Posted on 11th August 2017 in future of tech.
For millennials and the generations to follow, the future will differ radically from their parents’ world. Massively powerful digital technologies will bring seismic changes in the lifestyles, opportunities, privileges and choices experienced by young people compared to their parents. This letter from the future draws on key themes from books on the Future of Business […]
How optimistic are you are you about the future? Here, Alexandra Whittington – Foresight Director and Rohit Talwar – CEO, Fast Future look at a dark scenario “Dear Mum” contains fears, challenges, warnings and regrets—four horsemen of the global governance apocalypse that a futurist perspective is meant to prepare us for and inoculate against. Here, Alexandra Whittington […]