Decision makers and researchers have to consider the future of food security and healthy environments, while also understanding political and social contexts. Scenarios are a way to do this
What are socio-economic scenarios and why use them?
Scenarios are different “what-if” accounts of the future, told in words, numbers, images, maps and/or interactive learning tools. Scenarios are not meant to be predictive, but instead help partners acknowledge future uncertainty and explore their strategies and policies in the context of the dynamics of widely different but plausible future worlds.
I’ve just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, ‘prosumer’ activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.
For a decade, part of my job was to predict the future. I worked on the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report, which explores changes that may take place over the next 15 to 20 years. The goal: to help each administration take the long view. The Global Trends report,...
[Document] GCARD 2 The GCARD2 process on foresight is intended to advance the Roadmap actions required, paving the way for developing more effective approaches in line with the partnership principles,...
The tiny startup already has created a reasonable facsimile of chicken eggs---an imitation that's significantly cheaper, safer, and possibly healthier than the real thing. Now it's working to overhaul other foods in much the same way.
El seminario América Latina y el Caribe en 2030: visiones del mundo, miradas continentales, pretende contribuir a consolidar una red de personas y entidades con miras a avanzar en la construcción de capacidades para la comprensión de las tendencias del futuro planetario y de sus implicaciones para la política pública en la región. Tendrá lugar el 24 y el 25 de septiembre de 2014, en la Sede de la CEPAL en Santiago de Chile.
La CEPAL, a través del ILPES y con el apoyo del gobierno de la República de Corea, organiza el evento, en el marco de las actividades acordadas con las autoridades de la región reunidas en el Consejo Regional de Planificación, para alentar una reflexión permanente y sistemática del futuro del planeta y de la región como conjunto y, muy especialmente, derivar las consecuencias que de ello deberían surgir en materia de política pública.
Fotografía: participación del Dr. Miguel Angel Gutiérrez, director del CeLGyP.
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The Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) project is designed to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability, especially in developing countries. It is focused on evaluating promising technologies, investments, and policy reforms.
Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis have just published a new book that offers a rich, sophisticated critique of our current brand of capitalism, and looks to current trends in digital collaboration to propose the outlines of the next, network-based economy and society.
Employers and employees are lying to each other, according to LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman's new book, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. Sure your boss welcomes you warmly on the first day at a new job--and "expresses his hope you'll be with the company for many years to come," he [...]
With the advent of Big Data and faster and better data processing capabilities we are seeing a surge in predictive intelligence solutions; everyone is trying to predict the future to their advantage. The question though is, are they? Can the future be predicted? The main issue I have with predictive intelligence and “the next best …
Attempting to predict the future is always a roll of the dice -- even if we manage to correctly foretell where the winds will shift us, it is impossible to know what unexpected events will detour us on the way there. But what makes the technology of the future so particularly difficult to imagine?