Strategy Has A Formula

A broad scan of the environment tells us where to go deeper

When we explore the realm of emerging and ever-changing technologies, we seek to identify the point at which this technologies intersect or originate from science. We identify why they were developed, what problems they are solving, what larger mega-trends do they speak to, and what implications they might have.

There are no future facts. The future is already here. Our research will provide the platform upon which we are able to identify the optimal path forward.

Work Package 1:

Context matters.

Exploring the future, considering the axes of uncertainty

Where do we have (give ourselves) permission to show up along these axes?

Automation

50%

Prevention

30%

Supportive interventions

70%
Inclusive design vs. Treat the pathologyUncertainty #1

This distinction captures an important way in which adjusting people to the environment may be a less tolerant approach, and less diversity-friendly approach. #norms #diversity #designers #biohacking #transhumanism #participatory culture #treatment

Temporary vs. permanent medical treatmentsUncertainty #2

People are more inclined to consider procedures, treatments or devices if they know they are not temporally bound. Can simulation do the same thing and an implant? #temporal #reversibility #permanent #unknown #consequences #malleable human

Automatic function vs. Conscious controlUncertainty #3

Will devices in future operate autonomously? How might we compare autonomous technology to other human unconscious actions, like walking or breathing? #autonomous #control #artificial intelligence #conscious #data #internet of things #connectivity

Changing environment vs. Stable environmentUncertainty #4

In solving for one problem, we might also require knowledge and practice in other techniques that help to achieve the desired outcome. #assistive #neuroplasticity #stimulation #threshold #composite technologies

Supportive vs. Core interventionsUncertainty #5

In solving for one problem, we might also require knowledge and practice in other techniques that help to achieve the desired outcome. #assistive #neuroplasticity #stimulation #threshold #composite technologies

Resilient to change vs. Closed solutionsUncertainty #6

For a strategy to be resilient, it is crucial to consider what abilities the future could provide, and how the introduction of particular technologies could make an existing technology redundant. ##exclusive #nanomaterials #implant #exposure #magnetic

Enhancement vs. TreatmentUncertainty #7

This distinction captures the worry that medical professionals often express, namely, that their aim is merely to treat, not to enhance - to bring people back up to the baseline. #assistive devices #modification #norms #disability #disadvantages

Preventative vs. “Fixing”Uncertainty #8

Advances in genetic screening and editing present potential to "fix' conditions. Is it, in fact, more desirable to focus on preventing these conditions? #gene #therapy #diagnostics #prevention #CRISPR #control #modification #incubation #environment #eugenics

Moral, Medicalised or Neutral interventionsUncertainty #9

Some see certain conditions as a disease, in which they are medicalised, and others as weakness of will, in which treatments could be considered moralised. #addiction #ethics #lifestyle #conditions #self-diagnosis

In preparation for Work Package 2

With a targeted approach we will refine our search and evaluate the technology, innovation and investment readiness level. This involves a deep dive into the desirability, feasibility and viability of the technology, coupled with the readiness of the organisation to innovate.

Technology Readiness Level
Investment Readiness Level
Innovation Readiness Level