Category Archives: Predictions

Rage Rooms (a weak signal)




A while ago, in my book Future Vision, I wrote about people destroying technology for fun (extract above). This wasn’t an existing trend, but one I could see coming. Well it’s come true. In the USA, Canada, Russia and Italy … Continue reading






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Global Mega-trends Map




A new map of global mega-trends, emerging science & technology and risks.






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Sensing the Futures (how to challenge ruling narratives)




Here’s a prediction. You are reading this because you believe that it’s important to have a sense of what’s coming next. Or perhaps you believe that since disruptive events are becoming more frequent you need more warning about potential game-changers, … Continue reading






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Sensing the Future




Here’s a prediction. You are reading this because you believe that it’s important to have a sense of what’s coming next. Or perhaps you believe that since disruptive events are becoming more frequent you need more warning about potential game-changers, … Continue reading






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The Future of Money (a ten year perspective)




                    One of the good things about having done what I do for a long time is that after a while you can look backwards. Here’s something I wrote about the … Continue reading






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Sci fi movies (and books) that came true




  Just playing around with an idea, which is whether there’s anything interesting to be said about speculations in science fiction versus science fact. Seems like quite a bit of what gets written about in fiction tends to become fact … Continue reading






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Links between science fiction and science fact




            How Ideas Happen Here’s a perfect example of how random events combine to create ideas and insights. I’ve been writing something about whether or not forecasting the future is futile or functional. It’s been … Continue reading






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Historical books about the future




                        Just going on a tour of the science fiction library at Imperial College. Coincidently, I’m getting rather interested in acquiring original copies of old books that consider the … Continue reading






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Back to the Future Day




            To start with, a few thoughts on things in the film that have happened. Marty McFly’s self-drying jacket exists. There’s a ‘hydrophobic’ nano-fabric that repels water. I’ve got a pair of board (surf) shorts … Continue reading






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Worst Predictions of All Time.




“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” Thomas Watson, President of International Business Machines (IBM), in 1943. But remember that in 1943 ‘computer’ meant a vacuum-tube-powered adding machine as big as a house.






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