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A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

30 November 2022
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World Outlook
Main factors that cause something to happen globally
Russian attacks against British undersea cables could be seen as an act of war, as fibre-optic cables connected to the UK transmit roughly 98% of global communications and £7 tn in daily financial transactions, and include special cables jointly owned by Google and Facebook. CapX
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
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
SWOT
Strengths
  • China will work with Russia to extend strong mutual support on issues concerning each other's core interests, and deepen practical cooperation in trade, agriculture, connectivity and other areas. Antiwar.com
  • Central Asian states including Uzbekistan are keen to increase trade and connectivity with their neighbors to lower the risk of future dominance by outsiders. Asia Times
  • The increased connectivity brought on by the Trilateral Highway can expand the trade and commerce opportunities of India's northeast region, particularly for the export of natural resources to ASEAN. ASEAN Business News
Weaknesses
  • Despite technical and financial limitations, India comes with the potential for energy connectivity and trade. Observer Research Foundation
  • The acceleration of the impacts of climate change, the lethal connectivity of infectious diseases, global supply chain disruptions, energy and food insecurity, inflation and debt, combined now with war and nuclear risks, cumulatively constitute existential threats to humanity. Global Solutions Initiative Foundation gGmbH
  • Much like the impact of the internet when global online connectivity transformed criminality (global cybercrime now generates over US$ 1.5 trillion per year), the rapid development of infrastructural linkages and logistical corridors has the potential to radically alter the illegal trade landscape. Global Financial Integrity
Opportunities
  • Key conference outcomes - including new resolutions on artificial intelligence, sustainable space policies, and mitigating global pandemics - will help build a global economy and society that is more sustainable, more prosperous, fairer, and more connected. International Telecommunications Union
  • The TSR is expected to be a major axis for the development of commercial and economic activities between Northern and West Africa, helping reduce transport time and costs, boosting intra-African trade and improving regional and global connectivity. UNCTAD
  • Maintaining peace and rebuilding infrastructure and regional trade connectivity are crucial to the development of Central Asia, and Afghanistan's membership of an expanded BRICS will provide much needed additional security. Silk Road Briefing
Threats
  • Removing the assumption that a human rights risk exists merely by operating within disputed territories related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should result in the removal of most human rights controversies attached to Israel-connected companies. FDD
  • Human Rights Watch is aware of four activists from the Karakalpak diaspora who were detained in Kazakhstan in September and early October at Uzbekistan's request and are currently under threat of extradition in connection with anti-state criminal charges. Human Rights Watch
  • Phone calls, internet connections and something like $10 trillion a day of international bank transactions would be at risk. The Spectator
Influencers
Countries
Cities
People
Organizations
S-Curve

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

Weak
artificial intelligence, 5G, Mars, augmented reality, connected
Emerging
connected, 5G, artificial intelligence, connect, connection, algorithm
Maturing
connect, connected, connection, BRI, bank, GDP
Declining
connect, ambition, connected, connection, cost, downturn
Sentiment
Past Year: More Negative
Compare changing sentiment to a benchmark of all forecasts
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
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
PEST
Political
  • 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
Economic
  • Being the backbone of global trade and supply chain, any disruption can lead to grave consequences - daily necessities may not reach store shelves and connected industries could suffer significant losses from an unpredictable supply chain and the inability to produce essential goods. Seatrade Maritime
  • 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
Social
  • 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
Technological
  • Through Starbucks Odyssey, customers will unlock a new generation of experiential benefits - both digitally and in-person - and become a part of a digital community built on human connection. Starbucks Stories
  • 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
Financial Impact
Transactions initiated through connected cars are projected to reach more than $620 billion annually by 2030. Digital Transactions
Mesh for Microsoft Teams will combine communication channels to deliver a comprehensive human-presence connection that allows avatars to innovate and add value collaboratively through any device, and with no special equipment needed. TahawulTech.com
Over the last months, the main macroeconomic drivers impacting global trade are hiking inflation in the world, closely connected to the global economic slowdown, both induced by several geopolitical events, such as the COVID-19 pandemics, the war in Ukraine, or global value chains disruptions. IHS markit
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System Map
Organizations
Sectors
Cities
Countries
People
Scenarios
Creates plausible alternative futures of what can happen and encourages development of a robust, agile response
Russian attacks against British undersea cables could be seen as an act of war, as fibre-optic cables connected to the UK transmit roughly 98% of global communications and £7 tn in daily financial transactions, and include special cables jointly owned by Google and Facebook. CapX
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
Warnings
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
Solutions
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Key conference outcomes - including new resolutions on artificial intelligence, sustainable space policies, and mitigating global pandemics - will help build a global economy and society that is more sustainable, more prosperous, fairer, and more connected. International Telecommunications Union
The TSR is expected to be a major axis for the development of commercial and economic activities between Northern and West Africa, helping reduce transport time and costs, boosting intra-African trade and improving regional and global connectivity. UNCTAD
INSTC will connect three of the world's most oil and gas-rich areas, the Caspian Sea, Central Asia and the Persian Gulf and will serve the vital regional trade, helping goods transit. SpecialEurasia
Key topics
Extremes
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
Questions
Can?
How can architecture make society more connected? OpenMind
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?
How do we embrace technology and explore its potential for affording us deeper and more enriching forms of human connection? Customer Insight Leader
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
Who?
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?
What would happen if Neuralink's technology were connected to a human brain? ITU Hub
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
Will?
As the world becomes increasingly connected, will technology free the human race and solve the age-old problems of the world? Rapture and End Times
Will a new system fit easily into the existing infrastructure, will it easily connect to an existing safety database and CTMS, and will it be intuitive enough not to cause interruptions in human adoption? Drug Development and Delivery
Today's tech-driven society is rapidly transforming, bringing both opportunities and challenges - in 2050, what will the connected world look like? SXSW PanelPicker
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