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Megatrends

The Future, This Week 25 May 2018

This week: why it’s too early to certify AI, and phantom traffic jams and fungi sandals in other news.

Why the need for speed?

We spend on average about an hour a day travelling. Given this is unlikely to change, how can we make this time more productive and enjoyable?

CEO Insights: Technology against poverty with 40K’s Clary Castrission

Clary Castrission, the founder and CEO of 40K, shares his thoughts on technology, poverty, and inequality around the future of business.

Feeling lonely

Employee loneliness hurts companies.

The Future, This Week 18 May 2018

This week: owl thieves in cashless Sweden, DNA gone public, and this week in tech 20 years ago.

The Future, This Week 11 May 2018

This week: I’m um, a bot; sexist spaces; and Japan making stuff in other news.

Creating safer cities

Security in cities can make some people feel safe while excluding others. New ways of planning and policing public space are needed to ensure cities are safe and accessible for all.

The Future, This Week 04 May 2018

This week: chickens of tomorrow, prison business, and the rise of the digital humans.

Women and the future of work

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Rae Cooper about the University of Sydney’s landmark study into what women want at work.

Shooting for the moon is surprisingly hard

One small step for man.…does not necessarily make good business sense for mankind.


The Future, This Week 25 May 2018

This week: why it’s too early to certify AI, and phantom traffic jams and fungi sandals in other news.

CEO Insights: Technology against poverty with 40K’s Clary Castrission

Clary Castrission, the founder and CEO of 40K, shares his thoughts on technology, poverty, and inequality around the future of business.

The Future, This Week 18 May 2018

This week: owl thieves in cashless Sweden, DNA gone public, and this week in tech 20 years ago.

The Future, This Week 11 May 2018

This week: I’m um, a bot; sexist spaces; and Japan making stuff in other news.

The Future, This Week 04 May 2018

This week: chickens of tomorrow, prison business, and the rise of the digital humans.

Women and the future of work

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Rae Cooper about the University of Sydney’s landmark study into what women want at work.

The Future, This Week 27 April 2018

This week: what we learn from digital business, feeling lonely, and making rain the size of Spain in other news.

The Future, This Week 20 April 2018

This week: talking to books, bots and pods; echo chambers; and fish tanks and Musk’s couch in other news.

The Future, This Week 13 April 2018

This week: big ships, rockets vs. cars, fake videos, Zuck’s cushion, and climate change in other news.

The Future, This Week 06 April 2018

This week: unpacking inequality, why shooting for the moon is hard, and cars demanding attention in other news.


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.