Category Foresight

Brian David Johnson on being more human

Intel’s resident futurist reflects on how the steampunk culture offers clues to building a better tomorrow. “Steampunk reveals three relationships that people want with their technology. First, they want their technology to have a sense of humor. Humor and jokes…

New NESTA paper on good and bad futurology

A new NESTA paper, Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow, navigates the myths and realities of good and bad futurology, from economic forecasting to science fiction. Since time immemorial, people have tried to predict the future. In the second half of…

John Maeda on our life in 2020

In 2020 we might just regain some of the humanity that was lost in 2010, argues John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design. “The software industry is poised to embrace its craft heritage. By 2020 software will…

The workplace of 2025 will be wherever you want it

Sampling views from a panel representing Imperial College London, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Washington, other international academics and the UK government, research has just been published that points to dramatic changes in the workplace as…