IFTF 20 Combinatorial Forecasts
Institute’s for the Future (IFTF) Technology Horizons program presented its new 2014 map, 20 Combinatorial Forecasts, which explores the future of technology at the intersections of different fields. This map is designed to help you anticipate the future of combinatorial innovations emerging at the intersection of distinct territories. Use this map to visualize the whole range of innovations and see the bigger picture—a more interconnected technology landscape.
The map presents 20 new innovative combinatorial forecasts someone can use to navigate the future as it unfolds. Each of these forecasts—such as the microbiome mediates the war on germs, thinking and feeling become quantifiable, biomanufacturing unites mother nature with the man-made, and 17 more!—is built on a range of enabling technologies and newly opening possibilities.