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Introducing the 4Ps Model of Futures Thinking

Introducing the 4Ps Model of Futures Thinking

Many years ago, I created a timeline of emerging science and technology with Alex Ayad at Imperial College. The visualisation featured 5 coloured lines representing Digital-tech, Nanotech, Green-tech, Biotech and Neuro-tech (an adaptation of the popular STEEP scenario categorisation (Society, Technology, Economy, Environment and Politics), itself an adaptation of PESTLE. I cannot remember whose idea… Read more

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

It might seem a little odd that one of the first things I was asked to do as Futurist-in-Residence at the Entrepreneurship Centre at the Business School was to look backwards. But considering where things have come from can be a useful prelude to prediction. Familiarising oneself with the origin of things, sketching both the… Read more