Future Foresight Report
From brain-computer interfaces to the latest in battery technology, the “Future Foresight” report covers tech trends that could affect people and the cities they inhabit worldwide over the next 20 to 30 years. It lends special focus to how these trends might impact the seven sectors laid out in the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy.
To draft this report, we picked the brains of world-renowned tech experts and collected valuable insight from people working in different Dubai government departments.
The findings point us towards the vital role that governments can play in supporting the technologies of the future and creating an economic and legislative environment that enables and stimulates the private sector. It’s more than a compendium of interesting tech trends though; it also serves as a guide for governments to understand these new technologies as they look towards the future.
State of the Future Report
In 2017, the UAE and World Economic Forum (WEF) unveiled a groundbreaking report titled “Global State of the Future” in Davos.
Mohammed Al Gergawi, the Minister for Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Klaus Schwab, WEF founder and executive chairman, announced the new study of trends in science, technology and communications.
Backed by research from independent experts, the report highlighted developments in seven sectors affected by technology change – energy, education, transport, space, health and water.
“These studies will serve as a reference for us as we strive to accurately forecast the trends of the future,” H.E. Al Gergawi said.
Schools of the Future Report
Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation partnered with Gems Education to launch the School of the Future report during the Global Education & Skills Forum, held in Dubai from March 12-13, 2016.
The report states that the current schools and curriculum are based on the frameworks of the 20th century requirements to prepare an industrial workforce.
It points out that the 21st century, with its technological and communication innovations, is transforming the ‘factory style’ work requirements, and repetitive manual jobs are being rapidly replaced with automation.