The world is changing at an unprecedented rate and the value of forecasting is at a premium.
[…] Just as objects from the past spur a conversation about civilisations that have long gone, Marina Gorbis, the institute’s executive director, hopes that these artefacts from imagined tomorrows can “make the future tangible”. It may sound silly, but it all has a serious purpose.
For 40 years, the institute [IFTF] has been assessing trends for governments, businesses and the general public. But never, said Gorbis, has the future come at us so fast. The internet has changed global communication at a speed and scale unseen in history and old forms of business and government are under pressure.
Also see: Institute for the Future