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, OutsightsIpsos 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