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 7 2022
Anthony KellyDigital AnthropologyTechnologyCulture
Extending visibility: The politics of XR
How things are seen—not only on a sensory level, but also how they are perceived—has important cultural dimensions. XR technology will dramatically impact our relationship to the visible and invisible.Read more
Dec 29 2021
The Glasgow Breakthroughs: Fuel cells
On November 2nd, the COP26 launched the Glasgow Breakthroughs. Five key sectors, including hydrogen, were identified as priorities. Green hydrogen components—like fuel cells—could impact transportation and shipping, industrial ecosystems, and the global energy market.Read more
Jan 9 2022
Crypto art is worth billions…for now
So far in 2022, there are few signs of the bubble bursting.
Dec 29 2021
What we learned about crypto in 2021
It's not going away, but neither is fiat (probably).
We are an interdisciplinary team of economists, journalists, scientists and researchers interested in the consequences of technological and societal change.