Self-driving cars on our streets, 3D-printed shoes, robots taking our jobs, new online craft communities, buying coffee with your mobile phone…
We can all see the phenomenal rate of change around us as new technologies become available. Enabled by digital networks, these technologies converge, accelerate and create exponential change.
Every company, organisation – and even every family – has to consider carefully how to adapt to these changes. How do we plan successfully for the future, when things seem to be changing so fast? It can seem daunting and we often don’t know where to start.
Thankfully, there are ways to tackle such a big and complex problem. It can be broken down into smaller steps and tackled strategically. We can find answers, gain more understanding and begin to prepare ourselves and our organisations better.
The first step is simple: make a commitment to look at the problem squarely. You commit to setting aside a little time – perhaps half a day total over the next 30 days – to begin to investigate and draw up a plan for the future.
At Intelligent Futures we invite you to join us in this process, looking at:
- how new technologies are changing society,
- how they lead to innovation and opportunities, and
- how we can leverage those technologies to create or harness impact.
Participation is by invitation – to request your invitation to take part or to receive updates, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “New Technologies” in the subject line.