Governments’ for one sees foresight and futures thinking as part of their transformation to better serve the public. However it all boils down to the fact that all of us wants a better future – in all aspects our lives. We understand that life does not get better by chance but by change, specifically how best we react to these changes.
by | Rushdi Abdul Rahim | firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings and salutations!
It is my pleasure to bring you the latest edition of myForesight® magazine as we continue to look ahead and get people to discuss about issues of tomorrow.
It has been a very gratifying 12 months for me where I have seen a rise of interest on foresight and futures thinking. Therefore we here at myForesight® have been kept busy as people come to realize that the rate of change is increasing rapidly and there is a need to understand and explore those changes.
These interest have come in varied forms and sources.
Governments’ for one sees foresight and futures thinking as part of their transformation to better serve the public. For the past 3 years who have been working with the Malaysian Public Service and continue to do so. This experience has led us to be engaged by the likes of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and therefore share the Malaysian experience with countries like Sri Lanka and Mauritius.
Whereas, businesses and organizations want to have an exploratory insights into how their industry or sector would look like in the coming future and how best their organizations will react to these incoming changes. This has led to us conducting many exploratory conversations and scenario building sessions. However it all boils down to the fact that all of us wants a better future – in all aspects our lives. We understand that life does not get better by chance but by change, specifically how best we react to these changes. Advancement of technology and changing demographic structures has only serve to expedite these changes and in truth has affected us in many ways and how we conduct our daily lives.
The following pages will have articles or insights into these changes. Amongst them:-
- Gone are the days where holidays are spent in carefree manner. Holidays are now planned and organized for “scheduled fun”.
- A lot of conversation has happened about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how best to capitalize on this phenomenon. Here we have an opinion piece on what it means to a developing nation.
- We see a rise of a “snack society”. This is an observation about how people nowadays are literally eating anywhere at any time. (Look around at your office)
- The future of home furnishing. How future home furniture will be designed incorporating technology as well as saving space.
As usual, we hope you find the magazine beneficial and thought provoking.
We expect you to have your opinion on certain matters. We want to hear them. We welcome your feedback, opinion piece and article contributions.