Businesses must prioritise managing intellectual property and flexibility of work time and location to control organisational change over the next 10 years, according to the latest report from the Orange Future Enterprise coalition. “The way to work: space, place and technology in 2016” sets out the challenges to business of the future in light of evolving social, economic, political and organisational pressures.
Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Long-Term Policy Analysis, published by the RAND Pardee Center, demonstrates a quantitative approach to making practical and powerful inquiries about the long-term implications of today’s actions. This approach combines some of the best features of narrative scenario analysis with quantitative decision methods that have been developed and applied at RAND for more than five decades.
A report from the Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis provides an extremely detailed look at the impact of R&D investment on the growth of the U.S. economy over the last 50 years.
MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence basic research question is: How can people and computers be connected so that “collectively” they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?
With its “Pictures of the Future” approach, Siemens takes a long look into the future: 10, 20 or even 30 years, depending upon the area of activity. The goal is to identify promising technologies and future consumer wishes and to discover new business possibilities. The result is a coherent vision of tomorrow’s world.
“Foresight 2020”, a new research report written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Cisco Systems, assesses likely changes to the global economy, to eight major industries and to corporate structures over the next 15 years.
New wireless communications technologies are changing the way we live and work. This fact is particularly evident at MIT, thanks to the presence of two conditions: 1) the very high percentage of laptop computer ownership on campus; and 2) the existence of one of the most pervasive wireless Internet