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South Africa Scenarios 2030

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South Africa Scenarios 2030

http://sascenarios2030.co.za/

  • A socially cohesive South Africa
  • What are the elements of a common vision for our country?
  • What does it mean to have a people-centred state, economy and society broadly?
  • What would a peaceful, caring South Africa look like?
  • What skills should SA develop/acquire to position our country for 2030?
  • What would a growing trajectory of inequality look like in 2030 in South Africa?

Scenarios booklet

http://sascenarios2030.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SA-Scenarios-Layout_SMALL.pdf

 

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Exponential Foundation Series online courses

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Exponential Foundation Series online courses

 

The Singularity University’s online courses will bring an exponential mindset, understanding of emerging technologies, and actionable tools for innovating into the future right to your device—all in a comprehensive learning platform that tracks your progress and connects you with peers.

 

The Exponential Foundation Series includes 3 unique courses that will help you reframe your perspective of the current societal landscape, discover emerging trends in technology and innovation, visualize new futures for yourself and your organization, and learn how to take action to test ideas and adapt to change.

 

Course 1: Foundations of Exponential Thinking

Course 2: Practicing Exponential Foresight

Course 3: Impact Lab

 

https://su.org/online-courses/

 

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World Future 2018

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World Future 2018

From Dystopia to Eutopia: Creating a Future Too Good to Be True (But Isn’t)

August 16 and 17 2018

 

At WorldFuture: 2018, you can expect:

  • Immersive sessions on the future of food and agriculture and the future of health and medicine
  • Facilitated conversations on topics like the future of human purpose, social justice, rural innovation, AI, computational biology, creativity, storytelling, and cryptocurrency
  • Hands-on opportunities to experience new technology and initiatives
  • Unique experiences that will inspire and invigorate you
  • Actionable, obvious takeaways from our sessions and immersive experiences that you can apply immediately to your work and personal pursuits

http://www.worldfuture2018.org/

 

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#Foresight Course in #Manchester

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#Foresight Course in #Manchester
2 – 6 July 2018

The course is run by The University of Manchester in partnership with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
The ART of Foresight & Sustainable Futures
Anticipating, Recommending and Transforming
Research and Innovation (R&I) futures

Agenda
https://foresighthub.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2018_foresight_course_agenda_31-05-18_final_public.pdf

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Input requested - Rapidly arriving futures: Future readiness for Industry 4.0

Input requested - Rapidly arriving futures: Future readiness for Industry 4.0

Technoscene is busy with research on rapidly arriving futures. In this case, they are looking at Industry 4.0, a future that has arrived faster than most people anticipated. How do we know we are ready for it? Tools are available to anticipate the future, approximate it, estimate it and select a preferred future, but do we know how to make disruptive futures part of our business and lives? Building on Technology Readiness Levels and Manufacturing Readiness Levels, we are developing Future Readiness Levels and a Future Readiness Index. The Future Readiness Levels (FRL) are based on readiness at the technology, behaviour, event and future thinking capability levels. A Future Readiness Index (FRI) could then be determined based on the entire future thinking space (technology, behaviour, events). Once the FRL and FRI are known, it will become clear what strategic interventions are required to thrive in this future. The existing and desired situation in future readiness should be compared and the gaps addressed. This approach provides a tool for internal monitoring and evaluation of the state of the organisation to remain sustainable and competitive in a future that has arrived, to do competitive benchmarking among organisations in a similar cluster, benchmarking at industry level, as well as having a potential for measuring the future readiness of nations.

We will appreciate your input into this thinking by responding to a short web-based questionnaire (it should take about 15 minutes). You can find the electronic questionnaire at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FutureReadinessLevels

Your input is anonymous and your privacy is guaranteed. Please respond by Monday 4 June 2018, to enable us to work the research into a conference paper.

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Next Generation Foresight Prize global competition (Closes 1 July 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Generation Foresight Prize global competition (Closes 1 July 2018)

We have a very exciting announcement. The Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award has officially launched! nextgenforesight.org

This is a new annual award recognising the next generation’s endeavours in shaping the future. It seeks to recognise young leaders and innovators who are driving foresight practices in their communities.

Applications open this Monday and remain open until 1 July 2018.

The Main Award includes a years’ incubator funding worth USD 25,000 to support a new foresight initiative, mentoring and support for the winner, as well a free ticket to our SOIF2018 retreat. Special Awardees will also benefit from support to develop personally and professionally and all qualifying entrants will have opportunities to showcase their work and be invited to join a new global “Sensing Network”.

We hope you will be able to share news of the award and help us spread the world globally. We would greatly appreciate you circulating this message and the attachment to your networks.

We are especially keen to welcome participation from the global south and to recognise the excellent foresight work across Africa, Asia and Latin America, including supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. However, we want to extend our assurance that this prize is very much open to all, worldwide.

To share this news on Twitter and keep up with latest developments please use #nextgenforesight and #SOIFNGFP

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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