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The Rough Planet Guide to Notterdam (2045) Four scenarios for Europe’s future after the crisis / News / About Etui / Home. What kind of Europe will take shape after the coronavirus crisis?

Four scenarios for Europe’s future after the crisis / News / About Etui / Home

Four scenarios, widely varying in their social and ecological consequences, are possible. Listen to etui.podcast - Episode #6 (FR) avec Philippe Pochet, Quatre scénarios pour l'avenir de l'Europe après la crise It’s now clear the Covid-19 pandemic will have major, long-term consequences. In the European Union, the very foundations of European integration are being questioned. What will the world be like after coronavirus? Four possible futures. Where will we be in six months, a year, ten years from now?

What will the world be like after coronavirus? Four possible futures

I lie awake at night wondering what the future holds for my loved ones. My vulnerable friends and relatives. Top 10 technology trends for 2020 include hyperautomation, human augmentation and distributed cloud. Gartner identified the top strategic technology trends likely to reach tipping points in the near future.

Top 10 technology trends for 2020 include hyperautomation, human augmentation and distributed cloud

Technology tipping points for 2020 and beyond: Geopolitics, economics, and digital giantsAt the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 in Orlando, FL, IT leaders got to learn about the latest trends in tech as well as how issues like geopolitics, economics, and the emergence of digital giants will shape the future of business and IT. #happy2050! What future do you want? by Mara Di Berardo, Millennium Project Italian Node co-chair – The Millennium Project. An awareness campaign by the Millennium Project aiming at stimulating public positive thoughts at 2050.

#happy2050! What future do you want? by Mara Di Berardo, Millennium Project Italian Node co-chair – The Millennium Project

On December, 21st, 2019 the Millennium Project Italian node has launched a small awareness campaign called #happy2050 on the main social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), with the support of the Millennium Project (MP). The simple, fast awareness campaign aimed at stimulating public positive thoughts at 2050 as follows: “What future do you want for you and the others? Start creating our collective future today! Share your ideas with our card by using #happy2050 or fill the form at We will collect the best quotes on the MP website! What Will the World Look Like in 2030? The reviews are in for the 2010s and they are at best mixed.

What Will the World Look Like in 2030?

For good reason: You can stroll down the street talking to your far-flung grandmother on FaceTime while corporations and governments use facial recognition technology to surveil you. There’s been a multicultural renaissance in arts and culture and a sluggish, unequal recovery from the Great Recession. Donald Trump was elected president and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez emerged as a potential new face of the Democratic Party. A Visual Timeline of AI Predictions in Science Fiction. Innovation can be instrumental to the success of economies, at macro and micro scales.

A Visual Timeline of AI Predictions in Science Fiction

While investment provides powerful fuel for innovation—the relationship isn’t always straightforward. The 2020 ranking from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reveals just that. The above map breaks down the most innovative countries in each World Bank income group, based on data from WIPO’s Global Innovation Index (GII), which evaluates nations across 80 innovation indicators like research and development (R&D), venture capital, and high-tech production. While wealthier nations continue to lead global innovation, the GII also shows that middle-income countries—particularly in Asia—are making impressive strides. Fueling Innovation The economic and regulatory spheres within countries can have an enormous impact on their level of innovation—and vice versa, as innovation in turn becomes an economic driver, stimulating further investment.

Shining a Light on Global Innovators Thank you! 30 visions for a better world in 2030. We asked members of our Global Future Councils - academics, business leaders and members of civil society - to imagine a better world in 2030.

30 visions for a better world in 2030

Only by thinking about where we want to be tomorrow can we prompt the action we need today. Here's what they had to say... We're winning the fight against climate change - welcome to CO-topia —Ida Auken, Danish Member of Parliament, Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization By 2030 your CO2 emissions will be far down. Earth 2050: A glimpse into the future.

A 19th-Century Vision of the Year 2000. Highlights from a book of 120 woodcuts depicting a series of fantastically bizarre and grotesque figures, reminiscent of some of the more inventive and twisted crea…more Science fiction novel by astronomer Camille Flammarion, concerning a near comet miss and a vision of the earth’s far distant future….more Arguably the very first images to depict space travel on a scientific basis, these wonderful illustrations are the work of the French illustrator Émile-Antoine Bay…more Early sci-fi short story by Voltaire recounting a visit to Earth by Micromégas, an inhabitant of a distant planet which circles the star Sirius, and his companion …more.

A 19th-Century Vision of the Year 2000

Timeline of the Far Future — Information is Beautiful. How to think about 2076. Vincent Fournier/Gallerystock.

How to think about 2076

Thesis, antithesis and synthesis: A constructive direction for politics and policy after Brexit and Trump. In the heady days of 1989, with communism collapsing and the Cold War seemingly over, the political theorist Francis Fukuyama declared that we were witnessing the "end of history" which had culminated in the triumph of liberal democracy and the free market.

Thesis, antithesis and synthesis: A constructive direction for politics and policy after Brexit and Trump

Fukuyama was drawing on the ideas of German philosopher Georg Hegel, but of course, history didn’t come to an end, and, as recent events have shown, the Cold War was just sleeping, not dead. Now, following the political convulsions of 2016, we’re at a very different turning point, which many are trying to make sense of. I want to suggest that we can again usefully turn to Hegel, but this time to his idea that history evolves in dialectical ways, with successive phases of thesis, antithesis and synthesis.

Hegel implied that we should see history, and progress, not as a straight line but rather as a zigzag, shaped by the ways in which people bump into barriers, or face disappointments, and then readjust their course. We Asked Sci-Fi Writers About The Future Of Climate Change. Track change to accelerate sustainable action. Bloomberg. Scientists say we’re now as close to self-destruction as during the height of the Cold War. A group of scientists warn that human civilization is nearer destruction than at any time since 1953. Amid nuclear proliferation, American leadership that dismisses climate change—and in a nod to the 2016 U.S. presidential election—the risk of fake news sparking a crisis, the end is apparently a lot closer than it used to be.

Seven futures from New Scientist  I’ve got round to reading the New Scientist‘s 60th anniversary issue, published in November, which tries to look forward in the general direction of 2076. There are 14 short “What If…” essays, on everything from “What if we engineer new life forms?” (we’ll need a ‘kill’ switch) to “What if we found a theory of everything?” (it’s a very slow train coming) to “What if we discover room temperature super conductivity?” (it would utterly transform our energy systems). Charles Stross on Why Scifi Matters More When the Future Looks So Dangerous. Identifying socially-ecological bright spots that could grow & connect to produce a better anthropocene. Ct2: Breakup of the USA. Future Agenda - The world’s largest open foresight initiative. It's the year's your cybersecurity? What if, in 2020, wearable devices did not care about how many steps you took, and instead were concerned with your real-time emotional state?

With networked devices tracking hormone levels, heart rates, facial expressions, voice tone and more, the Internet could become a vast system of “emotion readers,” touching the most intimate aspects of human psychology. What if these technologies allowed people’s underlying mental, emotional and physical states to be tracked – and manipulated? The Plutocratic Exit & their False Flag Alien Invasion Getaway [UFO/PES Part 1]

Originally published in New Dawn Magazine Special Issue Vol. 10 No.1 Why are the super rich suddenly sponsoring SETI and getting all worried about asteroids (and AI)? What use might they have in not just learning about possible extraterrestrials, but learning how WE react to them too? Is Elon Musk about to go into business with Alf or is an Alien Invasion the perfect cover for a takeover of Earth by an incredibly high-tech, but Earthbound – for now – Breakaway Civilisation? When you have a few billion dollars and fervently believe in the promise of Transhumanism not just the world, but the Solar System and the entire Galaxy appear to be full of threats. The thesis I have been developing – an alternate narrative for not just our present situation, but one that also explains the events the past few decades – I call “The Plutocratic Exit Strategy”.

“Suppose the Overlords are hiding the fact that they’ve got nothing to hide?” The world in 2065: what do social scientists think the future holds? Ignorant as I am, I don’t think I’d ever fully appreciated the breadth of disciplines involved in social science until I was asked to help judge the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) writing competition this year. Held in conjunction with academic publisher Sage, and celebrating the ESRC’s 50th anniversary, the competition invited ESRC-funded PhD students from across the UK to use their creative and analytical skills and write a prediction of impact the social sciences and current research will have in 2065.

Fine Dining in the Apocalypse. This is the best consultant presentation on the future you will ever read. ​We Made a Twitter Bot That Predicts the Future. Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045. 7 potential doomsday scenarios and the tech that will make them possible. John Malkovich and Robert Rodriguez Have Made A Movie No One Will See For 100 Years.


20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know. 20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know. Trend Micro launches Project 2020 web series: a glimpse into the future to help us prepare our cyber defences. 2020 by Trend Micro.