Other themes and articles in this issue: The Technological Singularity is Not the Only Scenario / Yoga’s Promise of Inner Peace Comes With an Expensive Price Tag / Juvenoia: Fear of Teens / Wildcard: Demographic Death Stall / ASMR: The Science of ‘Whisperporn’ / Plastics & The Business Model that Ruined the World / News About Science & Technology / Tech / Trends / Ideas, Visions, Possible Futures and much more Read SCENARIO 18 (requires login) This issue looks at algorithms fighting human traficking, slow schooling, megabrand stagnation, Facebook servers heating Danish homes, sustainable food production, social media as art, metaluxury, diagnosing cancer in seconds and much more…The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) is searching for aspiring researchers and analysts with an interest in futures studies to join our Global Scanning Network (GSN) for Spring 2018 (05 February 2018 – 29 June 2018).
With a basis in the coverage of a live wrestling event, this issue’s main article asks the question: Are we heading towards a state of society where the value of actions is primarily measured by the emotional effect they can produce?
Other topics and articles in this issue: Sham Science on the Rise / Wildcard: A Closed Internet / The Medical Gutenberg Moment / Bitcoin: Evaluating the Hype / When Humans Become Machines / Is Our Biological Clock About to Expire?
Internship positions are available in all four of our research units: CIFS has collaborated with engineering and electronics firm Brüel & Kjær to develop three reports that look at key trends in future product development, with a focus on sound and vibration.
The reports are the results of a larger, ongoing project that looks at how new technology and changing value sets and business models change product design across sectors and how organisations must adapt to these changes.
Other themes and articles in this issue: In the Church of the Transhumanists / Prophets of Progress / Is e Sports About to Take Over the World?
/ Space Belongs to the Robots / Wildcard: The Decline of Al Saud / The World is Heading for a Meltdown / Photo Series: The Buffalo That Could Not Dream / Rule 34 / Futures Past: The Asbestos Cigarette / News About Science & Technology / Trends / Ideas, Visions and Possible Futures CIFS is organising a conference on leadership, technology, and innovation on December 18 2017, titled "Provide & Pray is Not Enough – How to Lead, Organise & Innovate in the Digital 21st Century".Hear keynote talks on how to foster passion, enthusiasm and engagement on the workplace of the future and experience the passion "live" on a tour around the festival site and in conversation with the festival's volunteers. For a continent with a history of political war, instability and poverty, the high population growth is worrisome.Yet, there are also signs that point to a more positive future, for instance when it comes to economic growth.The reports’ conclusions are based on extensive megatrend analysis and interviews with leading experts from a number of global companies that have product design as a central part of their business.Read the reports if you are interested in product design or for inspiration about how futurist methods can be relevant for your organisation. A successful workplace strategy aligns organisational strategy, workplace design, and the needs of the workforce.News About Technology and Science / Futures Past: The Whale Farm / Magazines, Books, Podcasts / Behaviour / Tech / Trends / Ideas, Visions, Possible Futures and much more...