Projects employing speculative, forward-looking perspectives to envision what the future could look like, often to move us toward closer to an ideal state or to warn us away from a dystopia.
We believe that with a better understanding of what future social and environmental challenges and opportunities might look like, and of how digital technologies might evolve in the near future, we stand a better chance of achieving our more positive vision for the future.
17 visions of the future of government. Features essays, provocations, thought experiments, fiction, speculative design and original art, with each one asking the reader to consider the implications of an idea about something fundamentally different in the future.
In the IBM Center’s new book, Government For The Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’ Leaders, Part Two of the book looks twenty years ahead – to 2040 -- offering perspectives on the future.