Thinkofthefuture.com services corporate, larger not for profit and VC-backed growth company clients. As appropriate, on behalf of these, it pulls in and coordinates leading talents from industry and academia.
Most work is highly discrete.
Thinkofthefuture.com delivers bespoke research, workshops and business development. It helps organisations agree goals and the resources and values to apply to these. It also helps with mergers, acquisitions, innovation and deal flow. It mitigates risk with due diligence and maximises returns with actions based upon insightful research.
Open work will in future be discussed in the parallel thinkofthefuture.org site.
On 5 January 2011, whilst many remained concerned about sovereign debts, the environment and a potential Chinese economic bubble, the Daily Telegraph reported HSBC projecting a global ‘mega-boom’ to 2050, led by China and the USA.
In his 2010 book, Supertrends, Lars Tvede was also upbeat. Among the sectors he sees booming are Finance, Luxury and Property. He sees luxury brands boosted by more middle class consumers across the globe and property by more of everyone.
Battling what they fear is a dangerous complacency being induced by the many optimists are an army of others
The Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz is concerned about growing inequalities in the US economy, whilst the independent scientist James Lovelock thinks that climate change could generate significant human suffering. Meanwhile the UK’s 2006 Stern Review on the economics of climate change continues to fuel yet more debate.
The 2011 UN predictions on this page have recently been revised UP, due to infant mortality declining faster than anticipated. The new thinkofthefuture.org web sites will capture up to date insights from Gore, Diamandis and other commentators and sources to help stimulate relevant thinking.
Relevant data is everywhere. According to the UN, world population will grow from 6.9 bn in 2010 to between 7.9 and 8.8 bn in 2030. The mid estimate is 1.4 bn more - equivalent to EVERYBODY living in ALL North America and Africa today. Most growth will be in countries least able to deal with it.
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Past open projects:
Thermalcities.com was prepared for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture. It remains as an on-line exhibition of thermal imagery from around London. Its novel output inspired numerous subsequent TV programs and research studies, and has found its way into many museums, text books, websites and newspapers from around the world.
‘1 City Many People’ was an exhibition at London’s City Hall with an associated web site still up at betteraccess.org. The project had a major impact on how disabled access was perceived by policy makers and architects in London and led directly to the installation of a disabled access lift at Tower Bridge in time for the 2012 Olympics.
New web sites will be published at thinkofthefuture.com
and thinkofthefuture.org by late 2013