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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Aug 11 2022
Me, myself and my avatar: Data ownership in virtual worlds
If you’re reading this, perhaps it’s no surprise to you that there is a commercial and strategic value to the data we generate all day, whether online or offline. In terms of the sheer volume of that potential, these are unprecedented times: 90 percent of existing data was generated in the last 2 years.Read more
Jul 28 2022
Nathalie Béchet and Anthony KellyDigital AnthropologyCultureTechnology
The emotional era: Are technologies changing how we feel?
Don’t read the comments! So goes long-standing foundational advice for being online today. Still, it’s not easy to numb oneself to the discharge of intense emotions on the internet.Read more
Mar 13 2022
Is the NFT market about to collapse?
That might be premature, but the industry is certainly changing.
Mar 9 2022
The 2021 NFT Market Report: Presented by NonFungible and L'Atelier BNP Paribas
After hitting $17.6 billion in sales last year, what's next for the NFT industry?
We are an interdisciplinary team of economists, journalists, scientists and researchers interested in the consequences of technological and societal change.