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Open the Future. 50 Disruptive Companies 2013. List of emerging technologies. Agriculture[edit] Biomedical[edit] Displays[edit] Electronics[edit] Energy[edit] IT and communications[edit] Manufacturing[edit] Materials science[edit] Military[edit]

List of emerging technologies

The GFF. K21st – Essential 21st Century Knowledge. Future Timeline. Global trends-2030. Trends of the 2010s decade - Framework by futurist Ross Dawson. Click on the image to see full-size pdfEXATRENDS OF THE DECADE:2010s AUGMENTED HUMANS More than ever before, we can transcend our human abilities.

Trends of the 2010s decade - Framework by futurist Ross Dawson

Traditional memory aids are supplemented by augmented reality glasses or contact lenses, thought interfaces allow us to control machines, exoskeletons give us superhuman power. Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Dear Reader: Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds is the th installment in the National IntelligenceCouncil’s series aimed at providing a ramework or thinking about the uture.

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

As with previouseditions, we hope that this report will stimulate strategic thinking by identiying critical trends andpotential discontinuities. We distinguish between megatrends, those actors that will likely occur under any scenario, and game-changers, critical variables whose trajectories are ar less certain.Finally, as our appreciation o the diversity and complexity o various actors has grown, we haveincreased our attention to scenarios or alternative worlds we might ace.

We are at a critical juncture in human history, which could lead to widely contrasting utures.It is our contention that the uture is not set in stone, but is malleable, the result o an interplay among megatrends, game-changers and, above all, human agency. Global Trends 2030. Anticipédia.


The World Future Council: WFC - Home. Foundation: Safeguarding Humanity. Future Exploration Network. A Future Without War. Forecasting, Tracking and Analyzing Global Trends. The Future Comes Faster Than You Think. 20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know.

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Shaping Tomorrow. Article series on futures thinking. Prospective-Foresight. Disruptive innovation. Sustaining innovations are typically innovations in technology, whereas disruptive innovations cause changes to markets.

Disruptive innovation

For example, the automobile was a revolutionary technological innovation, but it was not a disruptive innovation, because early automobiles were expensive luxury items that did not disrupt the market for horse-drawn vehicles. The market for transportation essentially remained intact until the debut of the lower priced Ford Model T in 1908. The mass-produced automobile was a disruptive innovation, because it changed the transportation market. Home - EFMN - European Foresight Monitoring Network. Welcome to Foresight. Print - 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years. · People will be fluent in every language.

Print - 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years

With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be long until your cellphone speaks Swahili on your behalf. · Software will predict traffic jams before they occur. Using archived data, roadside sensors, and GPS, IBM has come up with a modeling program that anticipates bumper-to-bumper congestion a full hour before it begins. Better yet, the idea proved successful in early tests—even on the Jersey Turnpike. What is Open Foresight. We recently introduced the concept of ‘Open Foresight’ as a process we’re developing to analyze complex issues in an open and collaborative way, and to raise the bar on public discourse and forward-focused critical thinking.

It’s a work in progress and constantly evolving, but here are some of the basic principles we’ve developed so far.1) What is Open Foresight? In simple terms, open foresight is a process for building visions of the future together. 2) The Big Picture Context. Futuring: The Exploration of the Future. Futuring: The Exploration of the Future by Edward Cornish.

Futuring: The Exploration of the Future

WFS. 2004. 313 pages. Paperback.

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Futurology. Moore's law is an example of futures studies; it is a statistical collection of past and present trends with the goal of accurately extrapolating future trends.


Futures studies (also called futurology and futurism) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. There is a debate as to whether this discipline is an art or science. In general, it can be considered as a branch of the social sciences and parallel to the field of history. In the same way that history studies the past, futures studies considers the future. Futures studies (colloquially called "futures" by many of the field's practitioners) seeks to understand what is likely to continue and what could plausibly change.

Overview[edit] 2030. THE FUTURIST Magazine Releases Its Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond. Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report.

THE FUTURIST Magazine Releases Its Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond

Over the years, Outlook has spotlighted the emergence of such epochal developments as the Internet, virtual reality, the 2008 financial crisis and the end of the Cold War. But these forecasts are meant as conversation starters, not absolute predictions about the future. We hope that this report--covering developments in business and economics, demography, energy, the environment, health and medicine, resources, society and values, and technology--inspires you to tackle the challenges, and seize the opportunities, of the coming decade. With no further ado, THE FUTURIST Magazine releases its top ten forecasts for 2013 and beyond.

Video by FUTURIST magazine editor Cynthia G. Articles - LongeCity - LONGECITY. Trends Watch. Methods of prospective > Softwares > Prospective softwares and toolbox : La prospective. Six Problems, Six Tools.

Methods of prospective > Softwares > Prospective softwares and toolbox : La prospective

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Galerie des Futurs - Des nouvelles du futur. Revue - Formation - Etudes. To think and act otherwise : La prospective. Welcome to Communities of the Future. Humanity+ The Future of Human Evolution Website. Accelerating Future. There isn’t enough in the world.

Accelerating Future

Not enough wealth to go around, not enough space in cities, not enough medicine, not enough intelligence or wisdom. Not enough genuine fun or excitement. Not enough knowledge. Not enough solutions to global problems. What's Next.