in Innovation by David A. Smith
by David A. Smith, Chief Executive, Global Futures and Foresight
The state of innovation and product / service design
expanding range of industries, disruption is becoming the new normal.
Some 73 percent of companies globally believe they are already exposed
to digital disruption (source: ZDNet, 2016), whilst 89 percent anticipate
that their industries will be disrupted by digital trends to a great
or moderate extent (source: MIT Sloan Management Review, 2016). Against
this, only 44 percent say their organisations are adequately prepared
for such disruption. ......
Boom Technology, Inc.
aerodynamic design, state-of-the-art engine technology, and advanced
composite materials enable an ultra-fast airliner as efficient and affordable
as business class in today's subsonic wide-body airliners.......
Future Now Show
of the Energy Geopolitics of the Democratic Republic of Congo by Rophi
By Rophi M. NZUZI, Junior Consultant, Beth Consulting
Africa today is in
many respects different from what it was in the past.
It has indeed expressed
its will to converge towards the level of countries seen as developed
and stable. This vision gives rise to ambitious plans for emergence
and/or development, embodied in decisions and actions in this direction.
Although this ambition
is praiseworthy, Africa is facing major challenges on its way to development
and some of them are the lack of infrastructures and deficiency of energy
supply among other things.......
about the Future: Foresight Africa / World Report 2017 - Human Rights
A team of MIT engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material
with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making
it one of the strongest lightweight materials known.......
Book: The Digital Mind: How Science Is Redefining Humanity
by Arlindo Oliveira
What do computers,
cells, and brains have in common? Computers are electronic devices designed
by humans; cells are biological entities crafted by evolution; brains
are the containers and creators of our minds. But all are, in one way
or another, information-processing devices. The power of the human brain
is, so far, unequaled by any existing machine or known living being.
Over eons of evolution, the brain has enabled us to develop tools and
technology to make our lives easier. Our brains have even allowed us
to develop computers that are almost as powerful as the human brain
itself. In this book, Arlindo Oliveira describes how advances in science
and technology could enable us to create digital minds.......
Tower by Clouds Architecture Office
Clouds Architecture Office announces a new system that will overturn
the established skyscraper typology allowing for buildings of almost
unlimited height. Through the course of history humanity has been able
to affect the environment on increasing scales. Today our activity is
being registered on a global scale. So why not apply design thinking
on a planetary scale? Analemma Tower is an example of a mixed use building
that incorporates planetary design strategies, yielding the world's
tallest building ever.......
Portrait: Eric Larsen
Eric Larsen is the U.S. Research Director at Mercedes-Benz RDNA
Since 1995, Daimler
has been working side by side the largest IT companies in the world
to help shape the future of the automobile. Dr. Eric Larsen took part
in this process from the start as Head of Development.......