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Unconditional Basic Income is the answer to our increasingly unequal present and our technologically unemployed future
Call for Futures Thinking Consultant | GESCI | ICT in Education Terms of Reference Short-term International Consultancy Review and Enhancement of Futures Thinking Methodology for the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) Course Call for Futures Thinking Consultant | GESCI | ICT in Education
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An American in Denmark: Close encounters with European bicycle culture This is part 1 of a short series about bicycles in Copenhagen. Read parts 2 and 3. The first thing that struck me, climbing the steps from the train station into the city of Copenhagen on a recent Wednesday morning, was the great abundance of bicycles. An American in Denmark: Close encounters with European bicycle culture
Power to the people> Swinburne Magazine Power to the people> Swinburne Magazine Story by Kristin Alford View articles in related topics: Sustainability & The Environment, Energy left to right: Associate Professor Lachlan Andrew, Professor Ryszard Kowalczyk and Dr Bao Vo at swinburne’s energy management Research centre The option to switch on a light and turn on the television is a ritual taken for granted in most households. But as energy prices and fossil fuel emissions continue to rise, our dependence on electricity and our capacity to control our household power consumption is becoming an important economic and environmental issue.
About us Our mission We aim at being a reference research and training institute on the future of the World of Work as it impacts corporations and their strategies. Founded in 2004, the Boostzone Institute stemmed from the will to understand and forecast how the evolution of the World of Work and in particular the emergence of Network-Centric Management is going to bring a sea change in the management of organizations. Its founding members are all professionals of Human Capital management, Networks and Community management, Technology management and Strategic management. About us
George Church is a giant in gene sequencing, synthetic biology and DNA science. In the October, 2012 Discover Magazine, George Church teases with some ideas he has for achieving physical immortality (indeterminant lifespans) via Synthetic biology. George's idea is to bring in sections of DNA from exotic organisms or genes that are rare for humans to enable all people to have desired genetic capabilities. He describes capabilities such as immunity to all viruses and cellular immunity to radiation and creating immunity to diseases. They are working to sequence and determine the genetic basis for long lived animals and humans and determine how to engineer longer lived people. They are working on approaches to rejuvenate different kinds of cells including the neurons of the brain. George Church outlines a pathway to indeterminant lifespans via Synthetic Biology George Church outlines a pathway to indeterminant lifespans via Synthetic Biology
the foresight epidemic Hi there, In a couple of weeks we’re off to the Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference in Perth where we’ll be talking about the Foresight Epidemic and asking for feedback from our colleagues about what we’re up to. One of the themes of APFC this year is the Future of Cities, so we thought for our last round of inquiry before we get there it would be interesting to explore “the Future of Cities in the Asia-Pacific” as our topic. Gareth, José and I have planned a fun and engaging round, learning from what we’ve done so far and extending things just a little, so we hope you’ll reflect on your own ideas about city futures and join us. Experts José is in Singapore teaching strategic foresight at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the moment and meeting a lot of people, so he’s arranged a group of experts on cities in Southeast Asia to join us for a conversation about the futures of cities in this region. the foresight epidemic
Strategic Foresight > Our programs > Executive Education > Swinburne University of Technology About the program The playing field is changing. System turbulence and rapid change are the 'new normal' in the world of key decision-makers. Each day decisions must be made and plans devised for an ever-changing and often uncertain future. For those charged with leading and navigating through such uncertainty, success can prove problematic. Strategic foresight challenges leaders to engage with complexity as part of their leadership practice. Strategic Foresight > Our programs > Executive Education > Swinburne University of Technology
Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future. This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years. It does not consider what will be the jobs of the future. Many studies have tried to predict specific job categories and labor requirements. Consistently over the years, however, it has been shown that such predictions are difficult and many of the past predictions have been proven wrong. Rather than focusing on future jobs, this report looks at future work skills—proficiencies and abilities required across different jobs and work settings.

Future Work Skills 2020

Future Work Skills 2020
This book explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by observation selection effects. We will be discussing many interesting applications: philosophical thought experiments and paradoxes aside, we will use our results to address several juicy bits of contemporary science: cosmology (how many universes are there?), evolution theory (how improbable was the evolution of intelligent life on our planet?), the problem of time’s arrow (can it be given a thermodynamic explanation?), game theoretic problems with imperfect recall (how to model them?), traffic analysis (why is the “next lane” faster?) Future of Humanity Institute - Publications Future of Humanity Institute - Publications
Foresight Engine
The Search for Foresight
An AU-perspective on the first ever Future Day - creating change
Deutsche Post DHL | Delivering Tomorrow - Logistics 2050
History of WFSF Tuesday, 11 March 2008 10:11 WFSF The World Futures Studies Federation emerged from the ideas and pioneering work of such persons as Igor Bestuzhev-Lada (Russia), Bertrand de Jouvenel (France, 1903-1987), Johan Galtung (Norway), Robert Jungk (Austria 1913-1994), John McHale (UK/USA, 1922-1978) and others who in the 1960s conceived of the concept of futures studies at the global level. This resulted in the organization of the first International Futures Research Conference in Oslo, Norway, in September 1967, for which Mankind 2000 was responsible in cooperation with the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, and the Institut für Zukunftsfragen. A Continuing Committee was created, with headquarters in Paris. The principal work of this Committee was the convening of the International Futures Research Conference in Kyoto, Japan, in April 1970, in cooperation with the Japanese Association for Future Studies, under the leadership of Hayashi Yujiro and Hidetoshi Kato. History of WFSF
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In cooperation with the City of Hamburg the World Future Council brought together 150 mayors, urban planners, practitioners and experts from 35 countries for the Future of Cities Forum. This report summarises the key issues debated during the Forum, drawing on the rich discussions surrounding the vision of regenerative cities. It looks at a selection of the case studies presented at the Forum to outline the value creation resulting from regenerative urban development, the obstacles in the way of progress, and tools to help overcome those challenges.
Future of Western Ci... Who are we? Where are we going? How can we survive and thrive in this complex and competitive world? How can we boost our cultural confidence? Can we be ... Future of Western Civilisation
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