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.
The Virtual Economy Technology Radar - An interactive map
This interactive visualisation features 54 key emerging technologies underpinning the Virtual Economy - their current capabilities, level of activity, likely trajectory, and research ecosystem.
Social Mobility in the Digital Age - How technology changes the dynamics of social mobility
This project explores the ways in which technology is constraining, facilitating and exacerbating issues with social mobility in developed capitalist democracies.
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Nov 21 2021
Nathalie BéchetDigital AnthropologyCultureTechnologyBeauty
Chasing a mirage? The social media authenticity movement
Gen Z is increasingly disenchanted by social media use and its impact on wellbeing. This has led to a rise in quests for more authenticity, and the emergence of “anti-social” social apps.Read more
Nov 15 2021
Can Facebook really moderate the metaverse?
So far, the company's plans inspire more doubts than confidence.
We are an interdisciplinary team of economists, journalists, scientists and researchers interested in the consequences of technological and societal change.