In 2013, the Institute of Customer Experience designed a board game called “Trip to the Future” which was used to conduct “playshops” for children to get insights into how children’s minds work in visualizing the future.
Three years later, at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016 held in Mumbai, we had an opportunity to conduct two similar playshops—one for an NGO called Akanksha and the second for the KGAF 2016 festival children.
The responses we received were intriguing and actually point to current trends in 2016, indicating the directions in which technology will evolve in the future.
Response-Trend that emerged:
1. Practical space exploration
2. Beneficial intelligence
3. Maker movement (3D printing)
4. Space-saving automated tech
5. Cognitive Internet of Things
6. Immersive screen display
7. Augmented knowledge (and immortality)