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 23 2023
Tech vs. Tech: Bioleaching vs. phytomining
The EU is expected to intensify its own mining activity in the next few years, but traditional methods have serious social and environmental repercussions. Could bioleaching or phytomining mitigate these effects?Read more
Nov 9 2023
Self-powered sensors: Realising the dream of untethered power
Self-powered sensors’ ability to generate power eliminates the need for batteries, offering broadly applicable sustainable solutions for energy. Let’s explore the variations of this tech, current and future applications, and the role Europe plays in this field.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.