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Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions

Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions

 

Report on a three-year international study that produced three detailed scenarios, conducted 30 national workshops in 29 countries, identified hundreds of action distilled to 93 that were assessed by hundreds of futurists and related experts in over 50 countries.

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Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions could be the broadest, deepest, long-range international assessment about what to do about the future impacts of future technology.
A pragmatic exploration of possible futures – choices and consequences – really exercised my imagination. — Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer


This international long‑range study includes three detailed scenarios to 2050 and assessments of 93 actions. The actions are the results of 30 national workshops in 20 countries. The purpose of these workshops was to identify strategies to address the issues raised in the scenarios. These actions were assessed by five international surveys (one each for government and governance, business and labor, education and learning, arts and media, and the S&T communities) as to their feasibility to avoid the looming disasters forecast by others and how to change the world for the better.

Income gaps are widening, the concentration of wealth is increasing, jobless economic growth seems the new norm, and return on investment in capital and technology is usually better than in labor. As labor costs go up and AI and robot costs go down, manufacturing and service unemployment rates are expected to increase. So, what to do?

The Millennium Project reviewed over thirty “future of work” studies to find what questions were not asked and those that were answered inadequately. This formed the basis for a questionnaire (referred to as a Real-Time Delphi or RTD) to answer these questions. The results were used to create three draft scenarios to 2050 (alternative stories that connect the world in 2050 to the present with cause and effect links that illustrate decisions). Each scenario received a critical review by international panels of futurists and relevant experts selected by The Millennium Project’s Nodes around the world (these Nodes are groups of institutions and people that connect global and local perspectives and research). Each scenario is about ten pages full of rich details about plausible developments from today to 2050.

http://www.millennium-project.org/projects/workshops-on-future-of-worktechnology-2050-scenarios/

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Millennium Project Newsletter 6.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millennium Project Newsletter 6.0

 

Newsletter 6.0

1. Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions
2. The State of the Future 19.1 in several languages
3. International Strategic Foresight Certification Training in Brazil
4. South African Node Work/Tech Workshop 12 Minute Documentary
5. Foresight European Network (FEN)
6. Ibero-American Foresight Network (RIBER)
7. Mini Trip Reports of the Executive Director
8. Short Videos of the 15 Global Challenges
9. New Millennium Project Nodes in Costa Rica and Iceland.
10. World Future Day
11. Global Think Tank Index

https://mailchi.mp/millennium-project/millennium-project-newsletter-60

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Call for Papers: Learning Futures – Futures of Learning

Call for Papers: Learning Futures – Futures of Learning
10–12 June 2020, Helsinki Finland

As we move further into the 21st century, we need to renew our understanding of what it means to learn, teach, and develop new knowledge. Education systems and learning processes for people of all ages are needed to navigate uncertainty, address known problems, identify new ones, and be able to detect and make the sense of emergent issues and opportunities. The roles of education and learning are also becoming more essential in solving the pressing global ecological, cultural, societal and economic challenges. One pathway for renewal is the development of futures learning at all levels of education and in wider society.

https://futuresconference2020.com/

 

 

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Futures Festival Online 2019

Futures Festival Online 2019
November 9th, 2019

The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) is a growing community of futurists dedicated to promoting professional excellence and demonstrating the value of strategic foresight and futures studies. APF hosts online discussions such as the Futures Festival, an annual 12-hour virtual gathering, and offers professional development programs and recognition for excellence in futures. The annual APF Futures Festival is an opportunity for people across the globe to share projects, insights, experiences, and ideas. Futures Festival ’19 brings together projects that consider, provoke, and support radical transformations.

https://futuresfestival.online/

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International Book Launch

 International Book Launch


Electrification in Peer-to-Peer Society – New Narrative for Sustainable Futures

Time:
Monday 4th November
2 – 4 pm

Venue:
Hotel Radisson BLU,
22 Riebeek St,
Cape Town
City Centre

This Book Launch is a pre-conference event for the Annual Conference of the Club of Rome

Our Joint Futures – Lessons from Africa

Two topics of the Club of Rome’s new programme are directly related to the thematic of this book: Climate Emergency Initiative & Emerging New Civilizations

Download the programme

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Contribute to the horizon scanning activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contribute to the horizon scanning activity: "Achieving food and nutrition security, reducing inequality, and preserving terrestrial ecosystems: 100 critical research questions for decision makers in sub-Saharan Africa."

 

Sentinel: Social and Environmental Trade-Offs in African Agriculture, needs your input. With the human population of sub-Saharan Africa expected to double, and food demand to triple over the next 50 years, decisions made today can have profound effects on the future. And we must ensure governments, policy makers and private sector have access to the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge to aid them in the decision-making process.

 

The Sentinel project team in partnership with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are leading a "horizon scanning" activity to identify the 100 most critical research questions that would have the greatest positive impact on addressing these challenges and aid in the decision-making process. The aim of this horizon scanning activity is: “Achieving food and nutrition security, reducing inequality, and preserving terrestrial ecosystems: 100 critical research questions for decision makers in sub-Saharan Africa.”

 

We want to hear your views. We are recruiting participants and organisations that are involved and/or work in sub-Saharan Africa to contribute their questions. You do not need to have in-depth knowledge to participate, and we are keen to hear from anyone involved in the region, especially if you are actively engaged with the agricultural sector.  Find out more and send your questions now. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 31 August 2019.

 

Sentinel is an interdisciplinary research project led by IIED, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund of the UK Research Councils. It is seeking to address the challenge of achieving ‘zero hunger’ in sub-Saharan Africa, while at the same time reducing inequalities and conserving ecosystems.

 

Over four years Sentinel aims to understand the challenges, trade-offs and synergies inherent in working towards these development goals in three African countries – Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. This knowledge will help governments, policy makers and the private sector to make better-informed decisions about land use, agricultural practices and investments so that food security can be improved while limiting the loss of biodiversity and protecting social equality.

 

Find out more about the project and sign up to the quarterly newsletter.

 

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