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A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

12 August 2022
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Main factors that cause something to happen globally
With various digital transformations changing how employees communicate, where they live, and how they can work globally, there are risks that they will lose some level of human connection with their coworkers and employers. it World Canada
Ecologists who study disease have known for decades that when disruption of natural ecosystems is combined with large-scale farming - or even just caging animals side by side - and globally connected human populations, new parasites will evolve. Geographical
Limitless connectivity will deliver a revolution in human healthcare; it will enable a world where schools are connected and offer experiential learning in virtual environments. Ericcson
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
  • We can certainly envision Russia, China and vast swathes of Eurasia progressively divorcing from casino capitalism; the ruble reconverted to a gold-backed currency; and Russia focused on self-sufficiency, productive domestic investment and trade connectivity with most of the Global South. Strategic Culture Foundation
  • Increased north-south trade will play a big role before any vote on unification, by strengthening cross-border connections and making Northern Ireland more prosperous. The Economist
  • Despite strong economic connections, London, as an open economy and maritime trading nation, has identified China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a threat. SOAS China Institute
  • To date, there is limited epidemiological data linking C. difficile with colorectal cancer in humans, but if further research shows that a connection exists, it could lead to screening for latent C. difficile infection or previous infection as a risk factor for cancer. Futurity
  • The robot EVs will possess autonomous Level 4 capabilities that need no human intervention as well as utilize Qualcomm's 8295 chips, which will enable users to access voice assistance offline when internet connection is poor. Reuters
  • The Australian and Lithuanian experiences fall short of justifying a sweeping narrative that trade connections with the PRC now come with sharply elevated geopolitical risk. Council on Geostrategy
  • UAE Trade Connect, with Etisalat, developed the first national trade finance blockchain platform for banks in the UAE, taking the risk out of trade finance in the banking sector. Global Finance Magazine
  • Many developments are shaping the IIoT in 2022, ranging from innovations in connectivity, software and hardware to enhancing human sensory capabilities, all of which have the potential to influence production systems and processes with improved data-driven intelligence. Automation.com
  • The Chinese mainland and Hong Kong will launch Swap Connect after six months, allowing mutual access to interest rate swap trading initially, to promote financial derivatives markets on both sides. chinadailyhk
  • Traditional and non-traditional security threats such as the arms race, nuclear weapons proliferation, terrorism, cyber security, climate warming, environmental problems, a financial crisis, and continuing global poverty are all connected to the protection of human rights. Ecns.cn
  • Russia will have a hard time selling its crude elsewhere because the EU sanctions envisage a ban on all financial services connected to trade in its oil, including insurance, reinsurance and financing of cargos and ships. Insurance Journal
  • Russia will have a hard time selling its crude elsewhere because the EU sanctions envisage a ban on all financial services connected to trade in its oil, including insurance, re-insurance and financing of cargos and ships. The Globe and Mail

A framework that describes a 4-phase level of maturity to help determine potential and inform innovation strategy.

artificial intelligence, 5G, Mars, augmented reality, connected
connected, 5G, artificial intelligence, connect, connection, algorithm
connect, connected, connection, BRI, bank, GDP
connect, ambition, connection, cost, downturn, economic growth
Past Year: Stable
Compare changing sentiment to a benchmark of all forecasts
Only 19% of palm oil produced globally is RSPO certified, meaning the vast majority is at risk of being connected to deforestation, fires, human rights abuses and other environmental and land-use issues. China Dialogue
There will be more than 75 billion devices connected to the internet by 2025, which equals around 10 IoT devices for every human on earth. FutureIoT
  • The Chinese venture will establish trade and infrastructure ties connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe, but it faces international scrutiny as a way for Beijing to exert undue influence on developing economies by saddling them with major debt. The Dispatch
  • Electoral slates formed by civil society organizations will suffer from having no deep connections with the Armenian community. Carnegie Middle East Center
  • The New Eurasian Land Bridge could be described as China's most publicly successful BRI project within the context of physically connecting Asia to Europe to facilitate cross border trade. The Washington Times
  • Connecting workers to high-growth careers is a foundation of Registered Apprenticeship, and the human resources field presents a prime opportunity, with projected growth of 10% by 2030. Jobs For The FUTURE
  • Connecting Africa to the rest of the world and unleashing its young and dynamic workforce potential may be the key to catapulting Africa's international trade and economies to a whole new level. iAfrikan.com
  • Uzbekistan's location in Central Asia could be used to connect trade routes in Asia and Europe. Euromonitor
  • Part of the Transport for London network, the Elizabeth line will increase connectivity for millions of people and enable an inclusive society through increased access to jobs and education. / UK Jacobs
  • BSO's global low-latency network will allow institutions to connect directly to OSL's exchange matching engines at high-speed, providing users with rapid access to the necessary infrastructure to support profitable high-frequency and algorithmic trading. RealWire
  • The Biden administration might prohibit speech denying that boys can become girls, that gender is a social construct, that abortion is a human right, that marriage is simply a temporary connection between any number of people who love each other. FRC
  • The AR accelerator programme launched by Niantic and Digital Catapult will not only encourage greater human connection but support UK start-ups to grow and develop new cutting-edge AR applications. Northern Ireland Screen
  • As data and AI continue to progress further than any of us could have imagined even a year ago, the patient factor - the human connection - will be vital to unlocking access for people around the world. Healthcare Executive
  • Insurers could add value by remaining digitally engaged with policyholders throughout the year, rather than connecting only at transactional points such as the initial application, renewal billing, or when claims are filed. Deloitte Insights
Financial Impact
Connecting 1.3 billion people across 55 countries, the AfCFTA will create the largest free trade area in the world with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4 trillion. Khaleej Times
Transactions initiated through connected cars are projected to reach more than $620 billion annually by 2030. Digital Transactions
Connecting machines with a plethora of blockchain and DLT protocols will enable a global machine-to-machine economy, where machines will be able to securely execute value transactions. EU-Startups
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System Map
Creates plausible alternative futures of what can happen and encourages development of a robust, agile response
With various digital transformations changing how employees communicate, where they live, and how they can work globally, there are risks that they will lose some level of human connection with their coworkers and employers. it World Canada
Zanzibar will become the world's first smart region powered by World Mobile, connecting businesses, schools and society as a whole. Extensia-ltd
The absence of visual contact with Earth could be expressed in the feeling of connection loss with the home planet, its culture, and society that could cause subsequent depression and motivation decline in astronauts. Frontiers
Changing proportion of published forecasts
Land-grabbing, wars and slavery connect with the extensive spread of commercial monocultures as economic structures displacing and threatening much of the world's human biological and cultural life with extinction. Apple Podcasts
New forms of 5G vulnerabilities will emerge; 5G technology will be one of the greatest drivers and revolutions of this decade, enabling the fastest and broadest connectivity for humanity. Vanguard News
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Immersive reality will produce unexpected consequences for human intimacy and connection and new opportunities for global unity and tribal discord, for totalizing control and individual freedoms, and for the effective expression of love and hate. Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech
Monitoring efforts have detected cyanotoxins harmful to humans and pets in the North Fork of the Virgin River, the North Fork of the Virgin River and all connected tributaries will be elevated to a Warning Advisory. Unofficial Networks
The robot EVs will possess autonomous Level 4 capabilities that need no human intervention as well as utilize Qualcomm's 8295 chips, which will enable users to access voice assistance offline when internet connection is poor. Reuters
Key topics
Investigate what’s transforming or collapsing
A stable Afghanistan would benefit the entire region by increasing trade and connectivity, creating investment opportunities, reducing the export of extremism and illicit activities, and releasing capital now spent on destructive activities for constructive purposes. United States Institute of Peace
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
Although connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are expected to become increasingly common on the world's roads within the next 10 years, there will however be a great many non-autonomous 'human-driven' vehicles that will remain for the foreseeable future. Traffic Technology Today
Defining the fundamental connections between deposition of heterochromatin marks and chromatin folding in human cancer will be impactful in coming years. BioMed Central
How can we enable fast processing of transactions / coordination among billions of connected devices? IoT For All
How can B2B content marketers elevate writing skills and create a more human connection with readers? B2B Marketing Blog - TopRank
How can we better connect humans and robots in space exploration? Campus Technology
Given that the world is increasingly characterised by interdependence - be it trade, dealing with climate change or cyber connectivity - a key challenge for the UK is the question of how deterrence should fit within the broader relationship with challengers like Russia and China? Kings College London
How can EU trade policy connect EU SMEs to leading unicorns around the world, irrespective of their origin? ECIPE Bulletin
How do billions of neurons establish the trillions of connections that make up a human brain? HHMI
Has the explosion in connectivity and social media services been effective in conveying the message of the Iranian people, who want the world to know about their desire for freedom and human rights? American Thinker
What if we could pursue humanity's dream of flight and need for connection in a way that radically reduces its impacts on our planet? Connected Places Catapult
What do we know about the connections between regenerative agriculture and human health? croataninstitute.org
Today's tech-driven society is rapidly transforming, bringing both opportunities and challenges - in 2050, what will the connected world look like? SXSW PanelPicker
Will we see people unable to return to a more connected society? Esquire
Will all the futuristic technology cause hindrance to human connections? Analytics Insight
Technology and demographics are connected: if technology takes over tasks now performed by people, what uniquely human skills will become more valuable? Liberty Global
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