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Global Scanning Review (GSR)

In our Global Scanning Review, we publish a carefully chosen selection of the best observations from CIFS’s research unit Global Scanning Network (GSN). The network consists of young graduates, PhD students and Master’s students from all over the world, who through the futurist tool Horizon Scanning identify trends and innovations from across the globe.

Global Scanning Review – 03:2017

This issue looks at singularity investments, a new treatment for HIV, “digiceuticals”, ambulance drones, a post-West international order, UAE in the race to conquer mars, the first Chinese digital currency and much more…

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Global Scanning Review – 02:2017

This issue looks at MOOCs for jihadists, The Melania Trump bump, India’s leap towards a cashless society, Cyborgs at the workplace, China’s Silk Road put to EU test, Advances
in insurtech, Data driven beauty, Smartphone zombies and much more…

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Global Scanning Review – 01:2017

This issue looks at universal basic income, populism takes root in Canada, making CO2 a marketable product, rethinking advertisement, intelligent assistants on smartphones, massage therapy crime, hackers and pace-makers, organ shortages, designer vaginas and much more…

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Global Scanning Review – 05/06:2016

This issue looks at ad-supported travel, Tinder for cities, ransomeware, online voting, artifcial neural networks, Chinese trade war, shoppingspree on Instagram, weed in the USA, IKEA innovation, genetically modified mosquitoes and much more…

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Global Scanning Review – 04:2016

This issue looks at Robot Cops in Dubai, Space Nations, Nigerian Politics, Twitterbots, Virtual Reality Justice, Typhoon Power, Capsule Collections, Urban Traffic, AI Innovation, Transient Technology, Smart Sewage Systems and much more...

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Global Scanning Review – 03:2016

In this issue we look at retail secrets, the skill box, food pharmacists, the church of virtual reality, emoji commerce, crowdsourcing democracy, natural learning, uber police, swarm intelligence, hyper-accountability, digital work marketplaces, memory manipulation, and much more.

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Global Scanning Review – 02:2016

In this issue we look at cool mapping, gaming the city, skyfarms, employer banks, university 2.0, digital empires, new collective intelligence, anti-sales, interactive billboards, the future market, 72 seasons, the social ego, art gyms, virtual hugs, and much more.

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Global Scanning Review – 01:2016

In this issue we look at peak content, ocean business, universal service platforms, the death of digits, threat scores, the social supermarket, collective micro-entrepreneurs, sleep inequality, nascent objects, economics of happiness, immersive journalism, and much more.

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Global Scanning Review – 06:2015

In this issue we look at reality editors, promise trackers, maps from the mind, time and talent swapping, industry convergence, para-professionals, smart mirrors, niche membership retailing, passive buying, ethno-parenting, mood meals, forest baths, molecule scanners, and much more.

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Global Scanning Review – 05:2015

In this issue we look at robo-monks, billion dollar drones, virtual mindfulness, metro travelators, tinderesque consumerism, halal economy, externships, micro-grids and grid neutrality, urban refrigerators, time-use diaries, future of dieting, felinotherapy, new retail placemaking and much more.

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Global Scanning Review – 04:2015

In this issue we look at underground farming, tourist caps, sea glue, commodity constellations, purposeful darwinism in HR, seeing by feeling, devalued degrees, chemputers, wilderness wifi, virtual pop- ups, consumer crowd control, printer to plate, web junkies and much more. 

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Global Scanning Review – 03:2015

In this issue we look at augmenting creativity, collecting algorithms, regressive innovation, biological concrete, knowledge multipliers, crayon therapy, unfinishedness, digital hygiene, micro-moments, earthscrapers and the underground, the smell of security, sentient workspaces and much more. 

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Global Scanning Review – 02:2015

In this issue we look at city-level leadership, the entrepreneurial state, commuter trampolines, the de-growth economy, the monitored office, neuromanagement in organisations, the R&D mall, post-menuism, streamlined shopping, the future of mood, internet therapy and much more. Become a member of CIFS to receive this regular briefing.

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Global Scanning Review – 01:2015

CIFS is happy to introduce the Global Scanning Review - a new, exclusive bi-monthly digital publication for members. This issue looks at the quantifiable liveable city, urban happiness meters, semantic intelligence, the personal data free market, the reciprocity advantage, the new financial literacy, inspiration corridors, hotel retail, web 3.0, big data and the creation of food, the age of loneliness and much more.

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