Paul presented to the Leadership Victoria Folio Program on Various Future Perspectives for Economics – October 2018

Key points were:

Foresight is about improving our ability to recognise new patterns (insight).

  • The Future Business Council is commencing a project on Vision 2029 – how do we accelerate our way to the 50-year future in the next decade.  The project is looking at how we can improve economic, social and environmental outcomes by looking to renewable energy, a transformed transport system, and big increases in materials efficiency.
  • The future of work is fraught with uncertainty but there are significant risks of increased inequality as more and more human tasks and skills are automated.
  • Mapping the strategic landscape in order to have shared strategic discussions is a great way to think about the future

There was great interaction from a group of people committed to trying to make a contribution to their communities.