It’s deceptive to think that new technologies and some innovative thinking will transform government. They are just part of a larger field of changes that need to occur, which I summarise in an infographic.
Addressing the impacts of climate change can seem daunting or insubstantial. Some good work is already being done to show what is already working, and what are the initiatives that can best help reduce the causes and impacts of a changing climate.
“Moonshot thinking” is popular now to solve earthbound challenges. Helpful in some cases perhaps, but not sufficient.
Not all robots will be fancy, hip, mechanical marvels. There is a growing diversity in approaches to robotics.
It’s hard to find a way through the forest of forecasts about the impact new technologies will have on work and life. Is it going to be terrible, awesome, same same, all of the above, or something else?
Like business and politics, futurism and foresight are susceptible to short-termism, shallow historical perspectives, and a focus on parts not the whole.