sigma & delta scans

filing cabinetsA while ago, we referred to the British horizonscanning centre. They recently commissioned a set of foresight studies to scan 50 years ahead : the sigma and delta scans, carried out by futures researchers, Outsights-Ipsos Mori and the Instute For The Future.

Both scans are essentially databases of articles on trends, their characteristics and possible implications. The sigma scan follows the STEEP-pattern and looks into the areas of Society, Science & Technology, Economics, Environment and Politics, whereas the delta scan is split up into several outlook categories, mostly along the lines of scientific disciplines.

Our friends over at Experientia compiled a nice selection of trends from the two studies.

Via PuttingPeopleFirst

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