Jamie provided insight into the increasing pace of change seen in the economy as a result of disruptive innovation, while Katherine challenged participants to think about what having a successful, sustainable economy would really mean in 2030.
Both contributions were filmed, and a report of the event will be published soon. Click on the link below for more information:
Next Event Update
The final Scotland 2030 seminar of the year, on the values and ethics of Scotland's society in 2030, which was due to take place on Wednesday 29 November, will now take place in 2018 due to changes in speaker availability. The event will be chaired by Richard Holloway, as Futures Forum director, and we'll provide more information in the next bulletin.
Here are a couple of events that you might like:
"Reflections on economic policy making in a UK outside the European Union with Nicholas Macpherson", with the David Hume Institute, Monday 13 November 13, 18:00 - 20:00, in Edinburgh. More details here.
"No more petrol or diesel powered cars: Credible scenario or green fantasy?", with International Public Policy Institute. Thursday 16 November, 18:00 - 20:00, in Glasgow. More details here.
Worth a read
And here are a couple of articles that caught our attention:
"This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction" by Matt Simon, on more automation coming our way. Read the Wired article here.
"Costa Rica wants to be the first country to ban all single-use plastics". Read the World Economic Forum article here.
In the pipeline: 2018 Programme Direction
Finally, the Futures Forum board has agreed that our Scotland 2030 Programme in 2018 will examine different stages of life, including our cultural relationship with childhood, ageing and death. There'll be more details in the Christmas Bulletin but get in touch if you've any questions about any of that or anything else related to the Futures Forum.
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