Worth reading to see what the future will bring and where innovation opportunities are.
Since the time I completed this post on Disruptive Power and Intersections, it continues to receive attention. It is by far the most effective component of any Future Thinking effort. Given the continued traffic to this two year old post, I am updating with current content. By way of reminder, the anchor emerging futures visual is available via this PDF. An expansion of the science and technology foundation is visualized via this PDF. The visual below connects the intersections of 8 combinatorial scenarios. This is not an exhaustive set of connections; it is strictly intended to describe the scenarios at a high level. This visual can be downloaded via this PDF.
Figure 1: Intersections amplify both power and impact
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Yes, robots (will) substitute humans labor.
Stanford Engineering conducted its school-wide strategic planning program two years ago – one of the main outcomes was the identification of 10 major global challenges on which it would like to have a significant impact.
The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions plans to award $12 million to four interdisciplinary teams, each committed to working in collaboration on projects that will make headway on one of 10 global challenges.
Trailer of the new IMAX movie coming out this week (awesome, but focused on civil engineering mostly)-