We're a foresight company.
We identify future market opportunities and challenges in digital and virtual domains through research, analysis, and exploratory fiction.
We make sense of tomorrow, today.
Our work considers the challenges and opportunities that will emerge when new technology transforms society. We explore the space where the real and virtual environments converge.
The Virtual Economy - An exploratory deepdive
The Virtual Economy is a system of sophisticated platforms, fledgling marketplaces, skilled nixers, volatile assets, and ambitious pioneers that exist uniquely in virtual environments.
Will - A tale about the price of privacy
Our privacy is determined by the choices we make every day. We have created Will, a fictional virtual assistant set 10 years in the future, to explore the future privacy implications of our current decisions.
Strativerse - The creation of unseen worlds
The "Strativerse" refers to the layers of Mixed Reality (MR) that will exist on top of our existing analogue world. Facilitated by IoT, MR hardware and data streams, a new universe is emerging, visible only to those with hardware to perceive it.
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Nov 5 2020
Star Citizen: A Crowdfunded Universe Fuelled by Promises
Star Citizen represents an extreme of the virtual economy, an enormous speculative bubble inflated by hope and hype. But how did we get here, and what is powering this seemingly endless funnel of goodwill?
Oct 20 2020
How the Corrosion of Trust Fuels Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories are on the rise, boosted by the spread of fake news and unravelling global crises. The rapid increase in our online presence, in combination with other factors, provides ideal conditions for them to thrive.
We are an interdisciplinary team of economists, journalists, scientists and researchers interested in the consequences of technological and societal change.