Siemens just released the fall issue of their quarterly research and innovation magazine “Pictures of the Future” (PDF version available). Packed with future-infused information, this number focusses on three major themes:
sustainable cities development, inventors and innovators, and machine vision. Each of the themes is introduced via a story set in the future, describing the situation as if it were now, thereby projecting the reader into the future and enhancing the experience of the central topic.
The magazine features articles, such as:
- Future story: The Green Hope (Mumbai in 2025)
- Sustainable megacities, an overview of developments in Chinese and Indian (mega)cities
- A study of quality of life worldwide
- Future story: Innovation mentors (October 2020)
- An overview of Siemens innovators and their innovations
- Learning together, deals with CSCW/L experiences of projects within Siemens worldwide
- Competing for talent, offers a forward look into needs of university of the future: globally networked teams
- The environment is the interface, European Commissioner Vivian Reding talks about NESSI (Networked European Software & Services Initiative), transform our lives through intuitive, service based interfaces
- Siemens’ Generation 21 (lifelong learning meets corporate-supported training/education)
- Future story: The ANS are coming, mobile, autonomous networked systems learn by seeing (machine vision)
- A holistic vision of data, continues along lines similar to the stepwise, networked approach from data to information (one could continue: to knowledge, to wisdom).
- A series of articles on machine vision
Thanks to Mark at Putting People First.