Forecasting the future is complicated so we’ve simplified it, debated, documented and visualised it, and then put it all at your fingertips
OUR BLOG PUTS THE FUTURE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
DEMYSTIFYING THE FUTURE FOR AUDIENCES WORLDWIDE
Every day there are countless new, amazing technological and scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that with the right nurturing could not only help individuals and organisations build the future in front of our very eyes, but that could also transform the very fabric of global culture, industry and society.
During my keynotes, which cover almost every topic imaginable, from the Future of Money, and Transportation to the Future of Disruption, and Trust, Matthew takes audiences on a journey and bring the future to life, giving them first hand access to unprecedented insights into the future and, perhaps more importantly, the critical thinking, tools and vision that help them build, invent and lead their own futures.
… BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVES REPORTS.
One the one hand the reports that we produce are designed to inspire new thinking and push the boundaries of today’s thinking, but on the other we produce our reports in the hope that they will help give anyone who wants to read them new insights into the future, and democratise it.
ANYONE CAN PREDICT THE NEAR TERM FUTURE, BUT PREDICTING FURTHER OUT REQUIRES A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT APPROACH.
Predicting the near future is a relatively simple task, after all, ask almost anyone in the street today what they think the future of cars will look like and they’ll tell you it’s autonomous and electric. And they’ll be right.
However, trying to predict the medium, and then the long term future accurately, as you’d expect, gets fuzzier the further we go out, and then trying to keep track of it all becomes somewhat of a nightmare. As a futurist though this is all just part of my day job, and as today it seems that everyone, particularly futurists, want to brag about the accuracy of their predictions, so with that in mind, and as more of an interesting test than anything else, I’ve taken the step of creating a dynamic timeline of my predictions which you can scroll through below, and if I’m wrong then hands up, but if I’m right, well, it’ll at least show me that our modelling is on the right track.
THE FUTURE IS ARRIVING FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR DISRUPTION INCREASES WITH EVERY PASSING DAY. THE LIGHTHOUSE PUTS EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IT CREATES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
Arguably the greatest challenge with trying to predict the future is the sheer complexity of it all. All the moving parts. All of the different possible variables, and all of the possible outcomes. So our greatest challenge was to find a way to simplify this complexity.