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A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

5 February 2023
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World Outlook
Main factors that cause something to happen globally
Global Voices' work and ethos of openness and human connection remains strikingly relevant in an environment where power and influence risk becoming concentrated in the hands of a few. the weekly ledger
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
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
SWOT
Strengths
  • Under APEC's 2023 theme, Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All, the United States will spearhead efforts on key issues such as supply chain resilience, digital trade, connectivity, opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises, climate change, and environmental instability. CSIS
  • The Saudi delegation will highlight the need to invest in transformative solutions to urgent transnational challenges, fortify the resilience and connectivity of critical trade and supply chains, and emphasize the importance of inclusive energy security for all. Yahoo Finance
  • With a deeper understanding to connect with people and processes and with a mission to become more resilient, sustainable, and human-centric, organisations have come a long way and will continue to shift in the coming year as well. ETHRWorld.com
Weaknesses
  • Scientists in Brazil have identified a superbug connected to various diseases in both humans and intensive tilapia aquaculture - and it could be caused by illegal waste dumping into the water system. Global Seafood Alliance
  • With the new Congress in 2023, there's going to be pressure on the U.S. administration to begin to completely sever its trade and connectivity with China. The Epoch Times
  • Despite technical and financial limitations, India comes with the potential for energy connectivity and trade. Observer Research Foundation
Opportunities
  • Canberra hopes to maintain a delicate balance between trade and cultural connections with China while standing with the US in terms of security and geostrategy. Global Times
  • The facility which has been dubbed the largest seaport in West Africa will transform how goods are transported and traded in Nigeria, improving efficiency and connectivity as well as serving as a major booster for economic growth in West Africa. Legit.ng - Nigeria news.
  • New spaceports are entering operation, cell phone users will soon have connectivity from space, and the Artemis program backed by NASA is one of several ventures that will bring robots (and eventually human crews) to the moon. TechCrunch
Threats
  • Greater connectivity between countries means that disaster impacts in one country can affect other parts of the world via at least four types of risk pathways: biophysical, trade, people and financial. UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • The minister of external affairs, India and Egypt have increased their defence and security cooperation and will look at prospects in the areas of connectivity, trade, and renewable energy. MyVooice on OpIndia
  • Greater connectivity could be a force multiplier for enhancing trade and commerce as well as for ensuring closer interactions between India and Central Asian countries. ThePrint
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, cell phone, computer
Emerging
connected, 5G, artificial intelligence, connection, connect, 6G
Maturing
connect, connected, connection, BRI, bank, GDP
Declining
connect, cost, ambition, connected, connection, downturn
Sentiment
Past Year: Stable
Compare changing sentiment to a benchmark of all forecasts
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
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
PEST
Political
  • Bangladesh's seaports have the potential to increase trade and connectivity in six of the seven BIMSTEC member countries. Observer Research Foundation
  • The LDP-Unification church connection stretches back to the postwar period, when Japanese conservatives feared new political freedoms enshrined in the US-authored constitution could expose Japan to communist influence and increasingly influential trade unions. The Guardian
  • Greater connectivity between countries means that disaster impacts in one country can affect other parts of the world via at least four types of risk pathways: biophysical, trade, people and financial. UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Economic
  • The facility which has been dubbed the largest seaport in West Africa will transform how goods are transported and traded in Nigeria, improving efficiency and connectivity as well as serving as a major booster for economic growth in West Africa. Legit.ng - Nigeria news.
  • Freeport East which is on the world's major trade routes connecting the UK directly with markets around the world will become a world-leading centre for clean energy production, offering a unique set of opportunities and support for investors, traders, manufacturers and suppliers. GOV.UK
  • Ultimately, the companies that use a social media customer care program to connect and converse in ways that make their brand more human and personalize their customer experience will win in 2023 and beyond. Social Media Examiner
Social
  • Canberra hopes to maintain a delicate balance between trade and cultural connections with China while standing with the US in terms of security and geostrategy. Global Times
  • Huge companies like Meta (formerly Facebook) and TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, are investing billions into building the connected virtual / mixed / augmented worlds that they believe will become a mainstream part of society in the not-too-distant future. VM Blog
  • Smart connectivity and networks promise to help organizations anticipate and respond to global trade issues, workforce changes, and other unexpected events. Banking
Technological
  • New spaceports are entering operation, cell phone users will soon have connectivity from space, and the Artemis program backed by NASA is one of several ventures that will bring robots (and eventually human crews) to the moon. TechCrunch
  • Ubiquitous AI and robotics are not replacing humans but expanding human potential, longevity, completely connecting the world, and accelerating innovation to solve the planet's greatest challenges. The Good Future Project
  • In 2023, tech companies will be releasing advanced chatbots that can closely mimic human emotions to create more empathetic connections with users across banking, education, and health care. Wired
Financial Impact
Transactions initiated through connected cars are projected to reach more than $620 billion annually by 2030. Digital Transactions
Under APEC's 2023 theme, Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All, the United States will spearhead efforts on key issues such as supply chain resilience, digital trade, connectivity, opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises, climate change, and environmental instability. CSIS
To communications service providers, the transaction of Ericsson's IoT businesses to Aeris will result in a partner that continues to provide customers with an IoT connectivity platform, while offering new value-added services to help grow IoT revenue streams. IoT M2M Council
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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
Global Voices' work and ethos of openness and human connection remains strikingly relevant in an environment where power and influence risk becoming concentrated in the hands of a few. the weekly ledger
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
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
For Pakistan, abundance of natural resources, human capital, and the industrial productivity cannot be rightfully utilized if its sea connectivity with rest of world is vulnerable to sea borne threats. Pakistan Observer
Solutions
Know how others are tackling issues with this topic
The Connected Intelligent Machines report finds that six in ten of us believe that artificial musicians will be able to outperform humans in the hit charts by 2030 - just imagine something similar to the now-retired French machine-human hybrid Daft Punk.
Recruit is a growing technology company committed to connecting people to job opportunities around the world in a faster, simpler and more human way. Modern Diplomacy
Emirates will continue to support the growth and recovery of the local community by connecting Cyprus with Dubai and onwards to more than 130 global destinations, generating more trade and tourism opportunities. Cyprus Mail
Key topics
Extremes
Investigate what’s transforming or collapsing
Ultimately, the companies that use a social media customer care program to connect and converse in ways that make their brand more human and personalize their customer experience will win in 2023 and beyond. Social Media Examiner
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
Half of all worldwide data traffic over the next five years will be generated not by people, but by connected computerized devices requiring no human intervention. Brookings
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
Questions
Can?
Can artificial intelligence strengthen human connections by improving public speaking? GeekWire
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?
How do we usher in the promise of a connected society without exposing us to its dangers? Forbes
How do complex human experiences such as falling in love or feeling a connection to nature or appreciating beauty emerge from the material brain - a collection of atoms and molecules? The Atlantic
How do we embrace technology and explore its potential for affording us deeper and more enriching forms of human connection? Customer Insight Leader
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?
AI content will lack the human emotion and connections that longer form creative campaigns require - it's OK for traffic driving optimisation in performance ads, but brand building? Creativebrief
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
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