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A mix of Signals of change submitted by users around the world and longer-form Insights - explorations of the emerging systemic change we are seeing, from futurists, academics, business leaders, sustainability experts, that help with sensemaking - literally: making sense of the world.
A signal of change is like a seed of a possible future. It can be any development, idea or innovation that points to a future possibility different to today’s norm. We are especially interested in signals that point to the possibility of significant systemic change, or those that illuminate an unexpected aspect of an ongoing change. Not all signals do end up coming to fruition, because the future is inherently uncertain. Signals help us to think in terms of multiple possible futures, to think more widely and creatively about the future and to anticipate unintended consequences.
Since last summer we have seen a huge amount of discourse across civil society, governments and the media, and even some real change. However there has also been a strengthening…
Uttarakhand, a mountain state in North India has passed an ordinance to give land ownership rights to daughters and wives of male landowners. The ordinance is aimed to “facilitate the…
The far-right is pushing to radicalise young teenagers in the UK by producing white supremacist school curriculums for lockdown learning. They are also using the game creation system Roblox to…
The world around us is changing everyday in a blizzard of transient news headlines. But what are the deeper patterns and signals in the noise? What might they mean for how we live, create, consume, collaborate, and work? How are the deeper systems that we rely on shifting? Where might be the best places to intervene to accelerate change for sustainability?
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The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting our fundamental assumptions and values and the way we think about the world. The most profound changes come from shifts at these levels. They allow the shifting…
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