Futures Forum: Futurists >>> and the promises of science and technology >>> Part one: "Emerging from wishful thinking"
Futures Forum: Futurists >>> and the promises of science and technology >>> Part two: "Approaching exponential innovation"
Futures Forum: Futurists >>> and the promises of science and technology >>> Part three: "Our naive innovation fetish"
And much of the promise is about 'technological innovation'.
The FT has a report out looking at what is on the horizon:
Advances in technology pose difficult moral questions for humanity — and it is not clear who is responsible for providing answers
The internet and mobile phones have failed to generate an upturn in the growth of productivity
Ambitious scientists are trying to extend human life expectancy indefinitely
Some roles may disappear, but over the long term technology does not get rid of work
Automakers are approaching the race to automated vehicles with caution
Western intelligence agencies worry that encryption will make the internet ‘go dark’
Will we ever be comfortable with machines making moral choices for us?
Banking and law will be fundamentally changed if shared ledger technology takes off
Mitochondrial DNA therapy is set to be offered in the UK in 2016
Money and manpower are increasingly being used to influence online debates
Tech start-up financing is often structured to protect the investors, not founders
EU and US are at odds over who controls the internet
Smallholders could benefit from precision technologies — if they can get access to them
The World in 2016: Predictions, predictions | The Economist
the wired world in 2016 (Wired UK)