Drivers of Change: A Look at the Trends Shaping the Futures of 2037
Most people, when they think about the future, envision a world that is much like today, perhaps with some slight changes in technology and fashion. At Refuturing, we call these Hand-Me-Down Futures. The truth is, the futures are always multiple, simultaneous, and unevenly distributed. Focusing on technology alone leads to many leaders being blindsided by the sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic, changes shaping our world. So how should we think about futures in order to best prepare ourselves, our institutions and our communities for the possibilities ahead?
In this talk, futurist Dr. Christopher Rice will take you through the key Drivers, Trends and Signals (demographic, housing, food, technology, economics, health, environment & climate, communications and more) shaping our world through 2037, help you look at plausible, possible and probable futures through the lens of strategic foresight, and provide strategic takeaways for thinking through the implications for governance, education, health, economic development, community and more.