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5th March 2020

#AskAFuturist: What is the future of the high street?

What is the future of the high street? The first step to building tomorrow’s high street is accepting that the one we know is dead and gone.

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25th February 2020

The future of consumer credit

Our attitudes to debt are changing, while technology eases our access to borrowing. What is the future of consumer credit in a low-friction world?

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21st February 2020

#AskAFuturist: The future of privacy

In response to my #AskAFuturist request, Franck Nijhof asked about the future of privacy. What will be left of our privacy in 50 years?

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18th February 2020

Extended adolescence

Are kids growing up too fast? Or do we now get to live an extended adolescence, aware of the adult world early but not hitting its markers until later?

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14th February 2020

Report: Cars of the Future, with Autotrader

Today, we’re releasing the report I’ve been working on with Autotrader on the car of the future.

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The Next Big Thing(s)

What is 5G for? What replaces the smartphone? What is the next big thing? Perhaps these questions don’t have singular ansswers.

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12th February 2020

Net luxury is the only viable approach to tackling climate change

Social pressure is failing to change people’s behaviours to address climate change. We need to align good behaviour with good living.

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6th February 2020

The future of planning

How do we plan our built environment for an uncertain future of change and diversity? The future of planning is about insight and adaptability.

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30th January 2020

The internet of the future is a quest to close the gap between physical and digital

The internet of the future will underpin even more of our interactions, both social and commercial, so it must be simple, speedy and seamless.

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29th January 2020

#AskAFuturist: When will we see the end of cash?

“What year doth dosh disappear forever?” This was the precise question asked on Twitter by Sandy Lindsay MBE. Here’s my answer.

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Tom Cheesewright