WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE A SENSE MAKER

This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Mike Pinkerton   Ask a five-year-old what they want to be when they grow up. Chances are: ‘machine learning specialist’ will not rise to the top of the list. For decades, our show…

SPOILER ALERT! THE FUTURE IS…

SPOILER ALERT! THE FUTURE IS… This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Alecs Chong Spoilers are everywhere. Remember that season’s finale episode that you’ve been planning to watch once you get home from work? Spoiled. Or that insanely good…

COULD BREEDING A ‘DIGITAL TWIN’ SAVE OUR ‘DYING’ CITIES?

COULD BREEDING A ‘DIGITAL TWIN’ SAVE OUR ‘DYING’ CITIES? This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Matt Coetzee and Jacob Lindsay In the controversial novel ‘My Sister’s Keeper’, parents conceive a ‘saviour sibling’ for the sole purpose of producing…

SEEKING OPPORTUNITY IN A ‘ROBOPOCALYPSE’

SEEKING OPPORTUNITY IN A ‘ROBOPOCALYPSE’ This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Brad McBean We’ve heard it all before. Robots ‒ those elusive job munchers ‒ are making their way to an office near you. And the message is clear:…

WHY IT’S BETTER TO BE IN BETA

WHY IT’S BETTER TO BE IN BETA This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Declan Barrett What do Steve Jobs and notorious architect Frank Gehry have in common? Would you believe us if we told you it was failure?…

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO NOT GROW UP

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO NOT GROW UP This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Trevor Sharrock YouTube video link, ‘Just Imagine asks kids: “Who will you be when you grow up?”’ Ever since our drawings of stick figures…

THE PROBLEM WITH A SHARING ECONOMY…

THE PROBLEM WITH A SHARING ECONOMY… This glimpse of the future was crafted by: John Mcguire and Jody Boshoff For many of us, the concept of ‘sharing is caring’ was introduced more as an ominous warning than a sweet adage…

OUR PLANET’S GOT DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS!

OUR PLANET’S GOT DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS! This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Ellen Worthington and Sharon Manssen Polls can be a real drag. Just when we start thinking we’re something special, we read a survey that knocks us…

WHERE WOULD WE BE TODAY WITHOUT WIFI?

WHERE WOULD WE BE TODAY WITHOUT WIFI? This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Angus Leitch Where would we be today without WiFi? No more hotspots. No cool internet cafés. Our ‘mobile’ devices would be far less mobile. Or…

EVERYONE SHOULD BE A HACKER – AND THIS IS WHY!

EVERYONE SHOULD BE A HACKER – AND THIS IS WHY! This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Jacob Lindsay Three cups of coffee in on a September night in 2016, Buiksloterham’s citizens are exchanging some serious words about the…

AVOID DIGITAL FAILURE – TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR DIGITAL DESTINY TODAY!

Avoid digital failure – take charge of your digital destiny TODAY! This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Danielle Bond Look around you the next time you catch a plane or wait in a queue at the bank –…

DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE FUTURE?

Diversity of thought – the key to unlocking the future? This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Tracey Matthews In 2016, Nkiruka, a sixteen year old African girl, contemplates her future. She needs to make educational choices. Should she…

WHY THROWING TECH AT A PROJECT DOESN’T ‘FUTURE-PROOF’ IT…

WHY THROWING TECH AT A PROJECT DOESN’T ‘FUTURE-PROOF’ IT… This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Matt Capon The smartphone (tech) era allows us to capture every good (and bad) hair day down to the finest detail and the…

WHY DOES THE FUTURE TAKE SO LONG TO ARRIVE?

Why does the future take so long to arrive? This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Sam Dungey In late 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent the first email message. It was ten letters long (QWERTYUIOP) and…

IS GOING OFF-GRID REALLY BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

If rising global temperatures worry you, you’re not alone. Frustrated that fossil fuels still account for around 80% of the world’s energy consumption, thousands of homes have invested in combined solar-battery storage systems. And that figure is expected to grow to 1 million in…