What is the world energy outlook? Here’s a recent publication that will illuminate some interesting dimensions of this question. In some respects, this is the ultimate futures question and will impact, shape and drive economies, and ultimately the quality of human life on earth. Though social workers may feel like…what does this have to do with me…of course it matters deeply to our own lives as well as the communities we work with.
Future of Work
Imagining collective bargaining as it relates to the future of work – from the Ford Foundation
What is the future of credentialing and how might that work with post-secondary education? Some ideas here.
Eight scenarios for the future of work from the World Economic Forum.
What is the human future likely to hold given the rapid emergence of artificial intelligence. This piece from Pew Research offers ideas.
Washington Post article exploring whether/how we can make artificial intelligence ethical.
Geopolitical issues related to the international race between China and the U.S. to master and deploy AI.
Helpful over of bias in AI called “Can a machine be racist or sexist?” by data scientist Rene Teate.
7 Roles for Artificial Intelligence in Education
The Institute for the Future has a fellows program highlighting and amplifying the work of social change anchored futures leaders in the community. You can read more about it and learn about some of their good work here.
UNESCO has offered a brief film about their foresight work in the UNESCO Futures Literacy Lab. This is related to a book written to explore these and many global futures ideas called Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century. This is an open access book – available for free here.
Fun article about what it means to “do” futures work in creative ways.
Overview of Canada’s “social innovation lab” model.
More about Canadian futures work.
Futures forecasts/trend analysis 2019 from the international futures forum.
What will cities of the future be like?
What does it mean to design the learning ecosystem of the future? Ideas here!
Arts and the Future
The role of art in addressing climate change.
Gender Representation in the Future
Important article about presence (absence actually) of women in the futures literature. Changing but more diversity and participation needed to keep the future field relevant and reflective of the world.