Category Archives: Society

Beyond Psychology, Beyond Mindset – A Future Facing Understanding of the Mind

I’ve spent a fair amount of time this week developing new writing and ideas for the forthcoming ‘Roaring 2020’s’ book mentioned here a short while ago. As I dig further into technological shifts and the resulting social changes, it’s more apparent than ever that the work of Piers Thurston and other ‘Inside-Out’ practitioners is essential…
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2025 – Innovate or Die: A Futurist’s View on Industrial Relations

Originally written for UNISON. Republished with kind permission here. It’s impossible to explore the future of industrial relations without first looking at how the world of work is evolving. Traditional models of full-time employment are being eroded by the growth of self-employment. Included in this is the rise of freelancing. Of the 4.8m self-employed people in…
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2025 – The Future of Housing and Lifestyle – Part 3: Lifestyle and Health

One of the macro-trends driving a dramatic shift in lifestyle towards 2025 is the growth of the 'Access Economy'. Goods and services are rented temporarily rather than being sold permanently. Younger generations especially recognise the merits of owning less, yet having access to more products and services than ever before. From the green-conscious user’s perspective,…
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2025 – The Future of Housing and Lifestyle – Part 2: Inside our homes

Since the late 1990s, the Internet Connected Fridge has symbolised the beginning of Smart Homes. While ridiculed for its impracticality and expense, it popularised the idea of connected devices within our homes. The current definition of a Smart home is 'a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer.' You'll…
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