Category Archives: counter-trends

Random #5

If we don’t need to drive, we might find that we rather want to. We may return to the early days of the motor car when we drove for fun, not to go anywhere.

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Counter-trends

I had an interesting question from a workshop with EDF Energy a few days ago. I was talking about strong trends spawning counter-trends. Examples might include globalisation and localisation or fast food and slow food. So the question from EDF … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week… and much, much more

So much to think about at the moment, which is why I’ve been rather absent of late. I’m working on something looking at the future of water, some provocation cards for a Tech Foresight 2016 event and something on risk … Continue reading

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Relationships between science and fiction

Still working through whether or not there might be a good graphic in the linkages between scientific fact and speculative fiction. In this vein, came across this today, which is one of the best things I’ve read about trends and … Continue reading

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Trend spotting

  It strikes me that if you want to spot trends or engage with the zeitgeist a good way to start is to look at what people are reading, watching or listening to. A good example is the recent US … Continue reading

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