Monthly Archives: July 2012

Future-proofing and future visioning consultancy

Here’s a bit of news. I’m setting up a UK and European office for Futures House, which is an Australian consultancy specialising in scenario planning. We’re still in the planning stage, but we’re aiming to launch in London in September. … Continue reading

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The World in 2045 (you talking to me?)

So what will the world’s main language be in 2045? Most people would say it would still be English, although some argue that the use of English as a global language is peaking. Other contenders would probably include Mandarin with … Continue reading

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The World in 2045 (just follow the money)

          Just putting this up for Bron (the first guest post!?!). BTW, one thing that was mentioned that I forgot about was a possible return to a gold standard. Tried to leave this comment to your … Continue reading

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Stat for the day

Server farms generate 23% of all emissions produced by the ICT industry – ‘Accounting for the Energy Consumption of Personal Computing including Portable Devices‘ (Witchita State University).

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The World in 2045 (rounded up to 2050)

Some more random headlines and scribbles taken during the recent discussion about the world in 2045. Please note that these are discussion points not predictions! Emergence of new middles class and subsequent consolidation Issue of income inequality Demographic shifts (primarily … Continue reading

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World in 2045

              Here are some random notes that I made in the 2045 workshop last week. I should explain that these are general ideas, issues and drivers of change that could in theory create the … Continue reading

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Facebook, banking, cars, customers and geopolitics

                OK, still up to my eyes. Writing something today on the customer in 25-years time for a short film. I’m going to post some of my notes on geo-politics in 2045 tomorrow … Continue reading

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EATR

This is a classic. A while ago I wrote about a robot called EATR – an autonomous robot that wanders around the battlefield looking for bio-mass (i.e. vegetation) to turn into fuel, which in turn charges its batteries and those … Continue reading

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World in 2045

Just back from two days thinking about the world in 2045 with the Ministry of Defence. Some really bright people and some really good thinking, although there was more than enough to keep me wide awake for the next few … Continue reading

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The Future…

Here’s the cover for one of my new books – available towards the end of this year.

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