Cobots, liminal spaces, and BIMBY
May 20, 2022
Welcome to this 58th issue of our newsletter “Weak Signals and other Trends”. Each week, I sift through hundreds of sources of inspiration to track where we’re heading. If you are a new subscriber to this newsletter, take the time to send me a note and introduce yourself, I love to understand who is reading.
We won’t host our chat on Clubhouse this week - I am travelling to Switzerland, Turkey and France this week.
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This is what I noticed this week, thank you for sharing this newsletter to those who look into the future.
Competitive Search and Analysis
Oldest Search. What’s foresight? How To Make Non-English Bing News RSS Feeds. How to Turn Any Document Into a PDF. LinkedIn Updates Include Improvements To Search Results. Text mining social media for competitive analysis. AI powered data drives extreme market research.
Looking at the familiar with “alien eyes” allows you to unlock new business model opportunities while avoiding risks stemming from strategic blindspots.
8 Ways Social Media Distorts our Realities. How hotel libraries are getting creative. The baby formula shortage has birthed a shady online marketplace. Japan once led global tech innovation. The ‘E-Pimps’ of OnlyFans . Study the craft. World wheat stocks expected to drop to 6-year low. Millions of cars to lose some safety features.
We have scheduled the dates for 2022 for our “Strategic Blindspot course . Our next course will be offered in Montreal on October 26-27, 2022. Registrations are now open.
The enigma of solo flight. Cobots. Inside the soon-to-open orbital space hotel. Office hoteling software. Metaverse Study Offers Hope for Malls. Genetically engineered bacteria have learned to play tic-tac-toe. Are 'Climate-Friendly' Options on Restaurant Menus Coming Soon? Genetically engineered bacteria have learned to play tic-tac-toe. This Japanese City Will Pay Young Couples to Live Near Old People. Build in My Backyard. A city of 10 billion. Smart contact lens for glaucoma could release drugs when needed.
We keep you updated on those trends and more on Twitter.
Weak signals are indicators of a change, a trend or an emerging risk that might become significant for the future. They allow us to run hypothesis, expand our thinking, and challenge assumptions. How will you interpret those in your industry or field of expertise?
Scavenging silicon from washing machines. Meet Nobe. Vancouver proposes 10,000-dollar annual fee for gas stations without EV charging. You can practice for a job interview with Google AI. Spy agencies grapple with how much to share at UFO hearing. Outrages With $120 ‘Luxury Diaper’. Airbnb Launches Crackdown On Parties. The green tour. U.S. confirms monkeypox case. Bionic reading. Dam in China Will Be Built Entirely by Robots.
I keep a list of over 700 futurists to follow to keep up to date.
Down the rabbit hole
This section highlights a subject that lead me to many useful threads, or a single site, that opened many doors.
This week, I went down the rabbit hole into The Bird Migration Dashboard.
Articles for curious minds and the polymaths …
The $644 billion liquidations industry. Is There a Housing Shortage or Not? Explaining that Martian "doorway." Who owns Einstein? The good ancestor (video). Human Evolution in the Modern Age. Food Availability Simulation. Aesthetic Empathy in Art and Science Collaborations. Why the world only has two words for tea.
I like to learn new words, this week I heard about Liminal Spaces.
Inspired this week by an excellent analysis in La Mutante, thank you Noémie!
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