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Megatrends

The Future, This Week 21 Sep 18: privacy, measurements, and ad poetry

This week: selling privacy, for good measure, and automated advertising poetry.

What’s in a museum?

Virtual museums: indestructible, shareable, the way of the future. Why not?

Mind the fake news

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Alan Dennis about the fake news phenomenon.

The ‘sleeping beauties’ of science

Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.

The Future, This Week 14 Sep 18: monopoly platforms, sci-fi, and fishy fashion

This week: platform monopoly, tech between science and fiction, and skinning fish for fashion.

How Brazil can beat the odds

Brazil has set itself a target of restoring almost 50,000 sq km of the Amazon rainforest by 2030. But it won’t get there without changing its policies and how it engages with local people.

‘Google it’ at your productive peril

Are we heading into a future where workers will have their daily work practices dictated by an algorithm?

The Future, This Week 7 Sep 18: museums, words, and ancient blockchain

This week: What’s in a museum? Give us words, and ancient blockchain.

The Future, This Week 31 Aug 18: not-so-obvious, skimming, and excess stuff

This week: That’s obvious, skimming is the new black, and mountains of stuff.

The Future, This Week 24 Aug 18: hype cycles, leadership, and failure

This week: It’s hype time, fast and agile leadership, and the business of failure.


The Future, This Week 21 Sep 18: privacy, measurements, and ad poetry

This week: selling privacy, for good measure, and automated advertising poetry.

Mind the fake news

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Alan Dennis about the fake news phenomenon.

The Future, This Week 14 Sep 18: monopoly platforms, sci-fi, and fishy fashion

This week: platform monopoly, tech between science and fiction, and skinning fish for fashion.

The Future, This Week 7 Sep 18: museums, words, and ancient blockchain

This week: What’s in a museum? Give us words, and ancient blockchain.

The Future, This Week 31 Aug 18: not-so-obvious, skimming, and excess stuff

This week: That’s obvious, skimming is the new black, and mountains of stuff.

The Future, This Week 24 Aug 18: hype cycles, leadership, and failure

This week: It’s hype time, fast and agile leadership, and the business of failure.

Uber, money and monkeys with Keith Chen

Behavioural economist Keith Chen investigates what will humans do for how much money.

The Future, This Week 17 Aug 18: productivity, food crisis, and changing stories

This week: Googling productivity, placing weight on calories, and changing stories.

The Future, This Week 3 Aug 18: meat-free, flat hierarchies and robituaries

This week: When your boss has a beef with meat, flat hierarchy facade, and sad robituaries.


Megatrends – Resource security

The resource security megatrend captures the increasing pressure on environmental resources, including food, water, energy, mineral resources.

Megatrends – Economic power shift

The economic power shift megatrend captures first and foremost the rise of the new centres of economic activity in developing world.

Megatrends – Empowering individuals

We are witnessing the rise of the individual like never before. Tremendous technological advances, ubiquitous connectivity, improvements in access to education and health are empowering individuals across the world.

Megatrends – Rapid urbanisation

The future is one of cities. Today more than half the world’s population lives in cities and 85 percent of the global GDP is generated in cities, with the biggest 250 cities accounting for 57 percent of global GDP.

Megatrends – Evolving communities

Rapid and profound demographic and change is leading to evolving communities with different business, social and individual challenges.

Megatrends – Impactful technology

Technological change driven by the acceleration, distribution and application of computing power across industry via the internet, cloud and individual mobile platforms has been called “the second machine age” and “the fourth industrial revolution”.

Megatrends – Introduction

Our focus is grounded in the global megatrends whose influence will have an enormous impact over the world we live in and a tremendous influence on the future of business.