Signals from the future

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16 Mar 2023

The curse of transparency

We all wanted more disclosure and transparency. We rejoiced in 2023, when pay transparency laws in California and New York...

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The curse of transparency

We all wanted more disclosure and transparency. We rejoiced in 2023, when pay transparency laws in California and New York...

Forget about your diet

A revolutionary solution to the global obesity problem has been approved for human trials. Gene therapy company Verve Therapeutics has...

The intelligence of negotiation

A new era of negotiation has arrived thanks to the ground-breaking work of Silicon Valley start-up, ContractBot. The bot, based...

AI-assisted knowledge work

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way in recent years, and its capabilities continue to expand at a rapid pace. While it is widely accepted that AI and automation have already fundamentally altered repetitive, process-based activities, recent advances have raised serious questions about the potential for ai-assisted knowledge work....

Power to the people

In a revolutionary shift, for the first time since the move towards distributed power began in the early twenties, energy...

Nightmare in space

Rockets are grounded and space explorers stranded as space debris floods the skies

Carbon crushes metals magnates

A revolution is taking place in the manufacturing industry, and it’s all thanks to carbon. Scientists and engineers have discovered...

Seeing the 3D Future

Prescription lens manufacturers have been hard-hit by the latest trend in 3D printing – stick-on prescription lenses. Since 2015, when...

The curse of transparency

We all wanted more disclosure and transparency. We rejoiced in 2023, when pay transparency laws in California and New York...

Forget about your diet

A revolutionary solution to the global obesity problem has been approved for human trials. Gene therapy company Verve Therapeutics has...

The intelligence of negotiation

A new era of negotiation has arrived thanks to the ground-breaking work of Silicon Valley start-up, ContractBot. The bot, based...

AI-assisted knowledge work

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way in recent years, and its capabilities continue to expand at a rapid...

Power to the people

In a revolutionary shift, for the first time since the move towards distributed power began in the early twenties, energy...

Nightmare in space

Rockets are grounded and space explorers stranded as space debris floods the skies

Carbon crushes metals magnates

A revolution is taking place in the manufacturing industry, and it’s all thanks to carbon. Scientists and engineers have discovered...

Seeing the 3D Future

Prescription lens manufacturers have been hard-hit by the latest trend in 3D printing – stick-on prescription lenses. Since 2015, when...

Provocative Scenarios 2023

With recent advances in medical technology, space exploration, logistics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and 3D printing, our latest provocative scenarios examine what might happen in the coming years.

The Line: The future of work and play

The first tenants have officially moved into The Line, the futuristic development at the heart of the Neom smart city...

Electric cars leave gas guzzlers in the dust as AI takes the wheel

For the first time in history, electric cars have outsold combustion vehicles in the United States in the previous quarter,...

Who is really doing your job?

In a revealing study published today, scientists have discovered that the average worker is only doing about 40% of their...

EU makes My Carbon app mandatory for all citizens

In an historic move, the European Union has announced that all citizens will be required to subscribe to the My...

Mind-controlled Tesla for the New Year

It’s 2027 and Elon Musk has made headlines once again with his latest innovation: the Cybertruck 2. But this time,...

All you want for Christmas

When Harry Zediki woke up on Christmas morning, he got more than he expected – and not in a good way....

Cartel kingpins seek clemency

In October this year, Interpol scored a massive win in the war on drugs, securing a conviction against the Toros...

Black Swans and Weak Signals: Headlines from 2022 that will change our future

2022 was a year for the books. We reflect on some of the most notable events that will change the future.

Let AI be the Judge

Yesterday’s announcement by hallowed law firm Samwell Booth Collander (SBC) shook the US legal community to its core. Judge D,...

Gas is the new gold

When Cemvita first coined the term ‘gold hydrogen’ in 2022, we thought it was a bit of a gimmick, a...

Five global mega-forces shaping the future

As Google Founder, Larry Page, once said when considering why so many companies failed over time, “it’s usually just that...