The futures are the new cool topic in business. Close to strategy, innovation and design it attracts many individuals from very diverse backgrounds. Agencies, studios, consultancies and professionals are starting to migrate to this newer and fresher area of development. It is getting so crowded in the futures space that could start talking about a gentrified discipline, in the very same way we talk about neighborhoods in many towns around the world.
This talk will focus on understanding what thinking about the future means in our times of economic, political, environmental, and sociological crisis. How will the futures be conquered? How is technology affecting the role of future thinkers? What is strategy and how it could be different from thinking about the future? Who is taking advantage of the emerging field of study? What are the major concerns when starting thinking about the futures?