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Future Thinking: A few things you want to know about tomorrow

by Dr Anthon P Botha - TechnoScene

 

We all apply strategic thinking to reduce uncertainty and to maximise competitiveness. But what lies beyond strategy?
…The Future

 

When we look at the future, we do it in the context of technology trends (not science fiction, but technologies that are recognisable in the research and development phase); the behaviour of people (young and old, in the workplace and in society, at work or at play) and events that change the world (geopolitical events, natural events, predictable and unpredictable events, avoidable and unavoidable events). In this triangle spanned by technology, behaviour and events, we can see the future unfolding in the form of possible probabilities…

  • New oceans, new tsunamis
  • The sky is not the limit
  • New humans…and non-humans
  • Technovolution
  • Cluttered spaces, open spaces
  • The last drop of oil
  • Ingested intelligence
  • Methuselas
  • Imagine…
  • Location, location, location…

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Dr Anthon Botha is Managing Director of TechnoScene (Pty) Ltd, a Future Thinking consultancy that operates in the realms of technology management, innovation management and knowledge management. He is also part time academic at the Graduate School of Technology Management at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on TechnoScene, visit www.technoscene.co.za

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