What Might The Future Hold

What Are Weak Signals?

What Are Weak Signals?

Definition of weak signals from Scenarios by Roadidea: “In organisational dynamics, a weak signal is:  an idea or trend that will affect how we do business, what business we do, and the environment in which we will work new and surprising from the signal receiver’s vantage point (although others may already perceive it sometimes difficult to […]

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What Will the Future Be Like?

What Will the Future Be Like?

Here are links to websites that discuss the future. John Petersen: http://www.arlingtoninstitute.org/tai/john-l-petersen http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/26452/?p1=A4&a=f “See The Future With a Search” http://www.wfs.org/futurist Shell’s Scenarios: http://www.shell.com/home/content/aboutshell/our_strategy/shell_global_scenarios/ (See also: http://www.sterlinginsights.com/insights/shell-energy-scenarios-to-2050) http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/13/futurist-business-consultant-tech-future07-cx_ee_1015futurist.html http://www.futurist.com/ http://www.newsoffuture.com/ – at first glance, there is some good material here.  If you want some fodder for developing potential future scenarios, perhaps begin here. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/may/26/future-planet-earth http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2006/09/7816.ars – scenarios http://abcnews.go.com/WN/SmartHome/story?id=4439570&page=1 http://www.isoc.org/tools/blogs/scenarios/ […]

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Climate Change

Climate Change

The Vanishing Face of Gaia – Part One Corporate Knights presents Dr. James Lovelock, originator of The Gaia Hypothesis (also known as Gaia Theory), discussing the need for human adaptation and survival in a coming era of massive environmental change due to global heating. Part 1 in a series of 5 as Dr. Lovelock lectures […]

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Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050

Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050

Shell is famous for it’s ability to develop plausible scenarios for the future.  We have gained a lot of insight from their work as we help our clients plan for the future.  From Shell’s website: “Shell uses scenarios to explore the future. Our scenarios are not mechanical forecasts. They recognise that people hold beliefs and […]

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