Educational experiences are becoming more diverse by the day. Mobile, wireless, smart, and social technologies allow for learning at any place and at any time. Along with a strong trendline favoring lifelong learning, more and more people seem to sense an education is never complete.

Now that on-demand, personalized learning…

This article is an excerpt from a new report by Partners in Foresight, The Home of the 2020s: Scenarios for How We Might Live in the Post-Pandemic Future.

A “collab house” or “content house” is a house where social media influencers live while creating shareable digital content. It is a creative and social media-friendly living environment. In the future, will every house be a content house?

The 2020s could be a decade saturated with media emerging from living…

This article is an excerpt from a new report by Partners in Foresight, The Home of the 2020s: Scenarios for How We Might Live in the Post-Pandemic Future.

Should a home literally stimulate the mind?

A 2020 global survey by Ikea found that the majority — 78% of us — felt home was a refuge during the pandemic. Home became the place we frequently sheltered, worked, and learned during COVID-19, and it was a sanctuary for many. During…

This article is an excerpt from a new report by Partners in Foresight, The Home of the 2020s: Scenarios for How We Might Live in the Post-Pandemic Future.

The homes we inhabit in the 2020s could serve as a personal headquarters for building the good society. How can a house help create a more positive future? Here are four ways the home of the future might support meaningful personal commitment to the greater good.

1. Advocate From Home (AFH)

During the pandemic lockdown…

This article is an excerpt from a report by Partners in Foresight, The Home of the 2020s: Scenarios for How We Might Live in the Post-Pandemic Future.

Scenario Vignette 1: Hotel Life

Hotels and abandoned malls become pandemic-proof senior citizen communities

Travel and retail sectors were never the same after the 2020 disruptions. It was not that they never recovered, but they were never the same.

By 2030, a glut of abandoned real estate (hotel, entertainment, and retail that had succumbed to…

Will the advent of artificial child-bearing give birth to a new culture?

By Alexandra Whittington

Concept Design by Matt Bell © DXLab

I. The protest

Faces covered in ghoulish and comical plastic masks surrounded and jostled her as she raised her protest sign toward the sky. The protesters were hiding their faces from the biometric detectors which would out them on social media and law enforcement databases as enemies…

Alexandra Whittington

Futurist. Foresight research, education, writing and consulting.

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