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SketchUp unveils an AI-powered image search engine for designers

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SketchUp unveils an AI-powered image search engine for designers

Trimble SketchUp is introducing an improved version of 3D Warehouse, an extensive free 3D model library, using AI to make visual research easier an...
Technology : Design : Scenario
Gender equality still 300 years away, says UN secretary general

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Gender equality still 300 years away, says UN secretary general

UN secretary general António Guterres has warned that global progress on women’s rights is ‘vanishing before our eyes’.
Society : Health & Wellness : Scenario
Scientists conceal drones in dead pheasants and pigeons

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Scientists conceal drones in dead pheasants and pigeons

Researchers at New Mexico Tech have combined the bodies of stuffed birds and drones, hinting at groundbreaking opportunities for military spy missi...
Society : Technology : Scenario
An AI-powered robot lawyer will represent its first defendant in court

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An AI-powered robot lawyer will represent its first defendant in court

An artificial intelligence program trained to act as a lawyer is set to make its courtroom debut, arguing in two speed ticket cases in February 2023.
Technology : Society : Scenario
Climate change pushes Tuvalu to become first digitised nation

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Climate change pushes Tuvalu to become first digitised nation

This low-lying Pacific nation, under threat from rapid sea level rises, wants to ensure its future, even after its land is washed away.
Scenario : Technology : Society
Can Organisational Structures act like Water?

Viewpoints

Can Organisational Structures act like Water?

Too often, hierarchies within businesses stifle innovation and restrict the flow of ideas. There is much to learn from taking a more fluid approach.
Society : Scenario : Technology
Stat: China’s economic growth slumps for the first time in three decades

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Stat: China’s economic growth slumps for the first time in three decades

In April, the World Bank predicted China’s GDP would grow by 4–5% in 2022 , but it has since lowered its forecast to 2.8%.
Finance : Society : Scenario
How Privatise the Mandem will Ungentrify our Cities

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How Privatise the Mandem will Ungentrify our Cities

Nabil Al-Kinani of Privatise the Mandem discusses collective ownership in cities such as London, and saving the ‘ends’ from gentrification.
Society : Health & Wellness : Scenario
Stat: Young Germans are yearning for the past

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Stat: Young Germans are yearning for the past

For Germans under the age of 35, the past is more attractive than the future.
Youth : Society : Scenario
Budget Bots

Micro Trends

Budget Bots

With consumers financially challenged due to global inflation they are turning to financial apps and services that automatically streamline their s...
Finance : Technology : Retail
This video game lets players pretend to be politicians

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This video game lets players pretend to be politicians

Recognising a rise in political interest in recent years, Political Arena is a video game enabling players to pretend to be politicians.
Society : Media & Entertainment : Scenario
Family in 2030: Climate Communities

Big Ideas

Family in 2030: Climate Communities

In this scenario, we meet an intergenerational Muslim family finding meaning and hope amid the impacts of the climate crisis on the city of New York.
Scenario : Society : Climate Crisis
Purpose in 2030: Generation Betterment

Big Ideas

Purpose in 2030: Generation Betterment

In this future scenario, brands are frantically trying to reframe their purpose, turning to climate-literate Generation Alpha – tomorrow’s valuable...
Scenario : Branding : Purpose
Education in 2030: Neo-Knowledge Exchanges

Big Ideas

Education in 2030: Neo-Knowledge Exchanges

With hyper-connected living and longer lifespans questioning the relevance of traditional schooling, we look forward to 2030 when education exists ...
Youth : Education : Scenario
An open platform that makes urban futures inclusive

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An open platform that makes urban futures inclusive

Your Future London is an online platform welcoming input from city dwellers about the future of the UK capital.
Design : Society : Sustainability
The Big Idea: Imagination Travel

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The Big Idea: Imagination Travel

The clunky headsets associated with virtual tourism were swapped for the power of human imagination in 2020.
Travel : Tourism : Hospitality
Epidemic Retail Futures

Big Ideas

Epidemic Retail Futures

How will retailers in 2025 cater for future viral outbreaks and enable consumers to move effortlessly in and out of lockdown periods?
Inter-covid : Scenario : Retail
Rural Luxury Market

Markets

Rural Luxury Market

City living is losing its allure as affluent consumers look to the countryside for a more stable and idyllic lifestyle.
Luxury : Home : Sustainability
Imagination Travel

Markets

Imagination Travel

The virtual travel market of our post-pandemic future will swap clunky technology and headsets for the power of human imagination.
Travel : Tourism : Hospitality
Future-gaze: Pandemic Proof Properties

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Future-gaze: Pandemic Proof Properties

Living through the 2020 lockdown, the lack of space in our residential homes has become a risk to both our physical and mental wellbeing.
Covid-19 : Wellness : Future Home
Will DINKs become a priority for truly sustainable brands?

Big Ideas

Will DINKs become a priority for truly sustainable brands?

Through the lens of a fictional future scenario, we explore how technology is driving behavioural shifts among brands and consumers. This month, we...
Retail : Society : Branding
Thought Starter: Is the gig economy creating societal hierarchies?

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Thought Starter: Is the gig economy creating societal hierarchies?

With the gig economy showing no signs of slowing down, panelists on the FutureFest debate stage discussed what the future of digital labour might l...
Gig Economy : Female Futures : Deliveroo
How gaming will define the future of customer service

Big Ideas

How gaming will define the future of customer service

The £81.7bn ($108.9bn, €91.7bn) gaming industry will transform customer service, from the way consumers budget to how they engage politically.
Tech : Technology : Retail
I was promoted by Artificial Intelligence

Big Ideas

I was promoted by Artificial Intelligence

Through the lens of a fictional future scenario, we explore how technology is driving key behavioural shifts among brands and consumers. This month...
Workplace : Recruitment : Digital
Corinne van Grevenbroek on a post-verbal future

Viewpoints

Corinne van Grevenbroek on a post-verbal future

The concept designer discusses how augmented reality has the potential to create new forms of emotive interaction.
Communication : Augmented Reality : Media
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