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Halcyon In Future

What's Changing? - Demographics
 Demographics
Halcyon In Future 16 April 2018

 

April 2018

  • The average age of Arab heads of state is currently 72, while the average age of their people is just 25, according to The Economist. Six years after the Arab Spring, that generation gap continues to fuel the sense that the region’s leaders are hopelessly out of touch with their own people. Signal Media asked whether, at 32 years old, can Saudi Arabia’s headstrong Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman change that in the region’s most hidebound kingdom?
  • Millennials have become the most dominant category in the USA overtaking the Baby Boomers (Pew, 2017)

 

March 2018

What Might Change? - Artificial Intelligence

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This evolving report looks at emerging trends in artificial intelligence (AI).

See also:

How AI can bring on a second Industrial Revolution

 

How will AI impact society in the future?

The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a long-term investigation of the field of AI and its influences on people, their communities, and society. It considers the science, engineering, and deployment of AI-enabled computing systems. 

What's Changing? - Globally
Global Change
Halcyon In Future 21 February 2018

 

There are some important but perhaps under-recognised forces at work in the world right now:

 

Is the "international community" in danger of collapse?

What's Happening? - SDG 14. Life Below Water

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"And the sand-castle virtues are all swept away
In the tidal destruction, the moral melee..."
- from Thick As A Brick, Jethro Tull

 

This evolving paper examines progress in trying to achieve SDG 14. Life Below Water.

 

WHAT TRENDS ARE WE SEEING?

The oceans are in turmoil, but unfortunately most of it is out of sight and therefore out of mind. In Commodifying the Oceans, Environmental sociologist Stefano Longo explored the multiple threats to the oceans, from overfishing to coral reef collapse to ocean acidification.

What Might Matter In The Future?

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Global socio-economic, demographic and technological forces will have a sustained and transformative impact on businesses, societies, economies, cultures and our personal lives in years to come, as this 2016 HP video illustrates. 

 

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita's The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future presented new ideas on decision-making and learning to come up with reliable predictions to foresee and even engineer the future.

What Might Happen? - Forecasting 2017

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What will 2017 bring? Throughout the last quarter of 2016, Halcyon is crafting this evolving index of significant forecasts for the year ahead..

If you have any questions or suggestions of further forecasts to include, please contact Dominic Kelleher.  Please note that this is a work in progress, due for completion in December 2016.

 

CONTENTS

Economic Forecasts

  • Global
    • Europe
      • ​UK

  • Technology Forecasts
    • Overall Tech Trends
    • Digital

 

ECONOMIC FORECASTS

GLOBAL

The pace of global growth will quicken in 2017 as the US economy picks up, and Brazil and Russia emerge from recession, believes the EIU.

What Might Happen? - Economics

Please see below Halcyon's evolving analysis of future economic prospects.

GLOBAL

The pace of global growth will quicken in 2017 as the US economy picks up, and Brazil and Russia emerge from recession, believes the EIU.

This video outlines The Economist's latest global outlook for 2017.

 

EUROPE

Megatrend Watch - October 2016

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Please see below the most compelling new megatrend headlines over the past month. This edition covers demographic, economic, societal, sustainability, technology and urban trends.

For more information about our megatrend and related products and services, please get in touch.

Dominic Kelleher 

Megatrend Watch - September 2016

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Please see below the most compelling new megatrend headlines over the past month. This edition covers demographic, economic, societal, sustainability, technology and urban trends.

For more information about our megatrend and related products and services, please get in touch.

Dominic Kelleher