Author Archives: Richard

An American Trilogy

OK, so the US election. I can think of three broad scenarios. 1. Biden wins by a significant margin. The US economy crashes in late 2020, but eventually recovers. Everyone blames Trump, who either ends up in prison or flees … Continue reading

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A Ghostly Weak Signal

I thought it was just me. I don’t believe in ghosts, although I’ve seen two. I put it down to my mind playing tricks. But something else has started to happen recently. Household objects are disappearing. First a set of … Continue reading

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Future Applications of AI

New map from Imperial Tech Foresight. https://imperialtechforesight.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Imperial-Tech-Foresight-Automated-Technologies.pdf

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T-shirt of the week

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Post Pandemic Scenarios

Some interesting work from Shell just out looking at different paths out of Covid. Link. Now, what if you crossed Shell’s work with the TNK scenarios done by myself and Oliver Freeman? I may follow up on this as i … Continue reading

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2020 Hindsight

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Scenarios for 2040

What do you know, a new map!

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios

Introduction Back in 2012 we had published a book called Futurevision: scenarios for the world in 2040. Among other things, we noted the possibility of a pandemic as a highly probable, highly impactful future event.  And we saw a fraught … Continue reading

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Emerging Trends & Technologies

It’s nice when something you do inspires someone to do something else. Here’s a report from Malaysia that links to my work. Full download link here. Map link (image below) here.

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Is change really going to come?

It was no so long ago, about three months ago from my fading memory, that pundits were predicting that life would be forever changed by the pandemic. “Nothing will ever be the same again” was the kind of headline I … Continue reading

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