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Personal values are unique to every individual and can loosely be described as a set of beliefs or intuitive feelings inside our heads. They act unconsciously as a guide - telling us how comfortable we feel about different situations,
Please see below selected recent values-related change:
Please see below selected recent - mainly geo - political-related change.
- The Pew Research Center released a survey on the impact of the pandemic on political attitudes across 17 advanced economies. The results were stark. A median of 60 percent say that COVID had increased political polarisation in their countries. Just 34 percent said their nation feels more united. In some cases, perceptions of polarisation have jumped by more than 30 percentage points since the pandemic began.
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Halcyon curates the most significant future-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with future-related challenges.
Please see below selected recent emergence-related content.
- Google said an advanced computer had achieved "quantum supremacy" for the first time, surpassing the performance of conventional devices. The technology giant's Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform a specific task in 200 seconds that would take the world's best supercomputer 10,000 years to complete.
Forum for the Future identified key questions regarding the future of work:
What kind of skills will our future workforce need? How might they be different from the skills needed today? How can educational needs and mindsets shift in response?
We also now need to ask, what sort of ‘talent’ will economies need? Where might the precise value in what people can do lie in future? How will this impact pensions and social security?
How will we determine the rights of robots - a new class of workers?
What will be the future of unemployment: will more people choose it, or be in temporary/flexible/freelance employment?
How will team structures change? Will more people be working in teams, or alone?
Selected recent 2050-related headlines:
Please see below a wide range of 2018 forecasts, curated by Halcyon.
Within next 10 years, there will be 1 billion older people worldwide. By 2050 nearly one in five people in developing countries will be over 60. Check out this infographic by HelpAge International, an agency that helps older people lead dignified and healthy lives to see how the world demographic will change in the coming years. Delve into the latest data on ageing via the HelpAge International website.
A taste of things to come?
Guidance on horizon scanning and futurism.
A composite presentation, compiled from various sources, sketched a view of the far future of our world and of the solar system.
The future of global power is likely to include more South-to-South development strategies, new issues in territory and sovereignty, and the potential for the collapse of states.
For example, imagine a world with a strong China reshaping Asia; India confidently extending its reach from Africa to Indonesia; Islam spreading its influence; a Europe replete with crises of legitimacy; sovereign city-states holding wealth and driving innovation; and private mercenary armies, religious radicals and humanitarian bodies playing by their own rules as they compete for hearts, minds and wallets.