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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Jan 12 2023
The menagerie of ways AI is transforming video game creation
Stunning AI-generated art is making it easier for developers to create concept art—but it could also endanger the jobs of many artists. AI's advances could have even greater implications down the line.Read more
Dec 9 2022
Ectogenesis: Could this be humanity’s next small step?
“Ectogenesis” was coined in 1923 by British scientist JBS Haldane, during a Cambridge University lecture involving exploratory fiction. Haldane predicted that, by 2074, only 30 percent of births would come from a human womb.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.