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Our newest members' report is a deep-dive into future of higher education. It tackles the important question of how higher education needs to be structurally re-organised and delivered in the digital economy of the 21st century. All CIFS members can now access the report.
A future with extreme societal change will would naturally also bring about major transformations to the role, purpose and structure of higher education. This fictional wildcard scenario imagines a post-scarcity society — one where everyone can afford the basic necessities of life — and what education in such a society might look like. The article is based on CIFS' members' report Rethinking Higher Education: Structural Transformation on the Horizon.
This article explores contemporary teenagers and their attitudes towards the world and how to be and act in it. Being a teenager is not what it used to be – change is in progress, but not all change is progressive.
What will the future of education look like? British contemporary historian Anthony Seldon states his vision in his book "The Fourth Educational Revolution". In it, Seldon describes the coming merger between AI and education, which he believes will impact society in the 21st century in a way comparable in scope to the impact the internal combustion engine had on the 20th.
Art is art. If it is reduced to entertainment in the name of the Experience Economy it will become insignificant and reduced to simulacra – to copies of copies. Therefore, the logic of art must be kept separate from that of business. Editorial from SCENARIO 3/2019.
The latest book from Pulitzer Prize winning author Jared Diamond – Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change – presents a litmus test for a nation state in political crisis and its subsequent survival. With an ambitious scope and vast scale, the book looks at world history over the last three centuries and predicts future threats against our planet and humanity. We interviewed Diamond in his publisher's office in London.
The Russian clone of the Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144, had a brief, but spectacular lifespan. It came to an abrupt end when the plane crashed during an air show in Paris, killing 14 people. It is an example of a forgotten technology, built for a future that never came. Like the French-British Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144 is no longer around, and today, it is no longer possible for ordinary consumers to experience a supersonic flight across continents.
Action-oriented, dialogue-based and dynamic. The Copenhagen Method for scenario planning, developed at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, benefits companies and organisations who want to put futures studies into action. Learn more about our unique approach and its relevance for your organisation.