Weak Signals and Wild Cards

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This presentation was made by Wendy McGuinness, Chief Executive of the Sustainable Future Institute at the 7X7 Ideas Exchange: 7 Imaginations. 26 August 2008

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Weak Signals and Wild Cards

  1. 1. Weak Signals & Wildcards sustainablefuture.info
  2. 2. World Futures Conference Jerome C. Glenn, Director, Joseph Coates, The Millennium Project, Professional Futurist, Washington D.C. New York
  3. 3. Population & Climate Change 2008 2008 2058 2008 2058
  4. 4. Things are looking up… 80% of all scientists are alive today
  5. 5. 1. Man & Machine Man is expected to create a machine with the equivalent of a human brain by 2029…
  6. 6. 2. Crime & Terrorism • Crime is global, Policing is national • $1 trillion pa Illicit Trade • 150 reports of unauthorised use of nuclear or radioactive materials in the last 4 years
  7. 7. 3. Lifestyle & Health Our generation can anticipate a life expectancy of 92 – 100 years of age. But our children may have 80 year old bodies by the time they are 50, if we do not manage their lifestyles.
  8. 8. Our Methodology …the World …the World Scenario does manage does not manage Matrix its opportunities its opportunities and threats and threats New Zealand does manage Fa its strengths and weaknesses and.. il New Zealand does not manage Fa Fa its strengths and weaknesses and… il il
  9. 9. New Zealand needs a ‘National Strategy’ to optimise our future, to align our industry, to reinforce our national brand and to be an example of what is possible
  10. 10. sustainablefuture.info

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