One of the more disruptive features of the emerging digital economy is the rise of virtual workers. Online work platforms enable individual workers to advertise their skills and find short-term contracts with employers all over the world – creating a global digital marketplace for labour.
Over the next 10–15 years, the world will experience two influential sources of change: the rise of Asia and the accelerating advancement of digital technologies.This study uses strategic foresight methods to examine the potential surprises and disruptions that could result as these two forces collide and interact to shape the future of Asia and the world.
Emerging technologies are laying the groundwork for decades to come, with major impacts anticipated in every aspect of our lives.
As part of Horizons foresight effort, we conduct regular, ongoing environmental scanning to identify weak signals of possible change that have the potential to disrupt our current systems. Check out the evergreen inventory of weak signals across a broad range of fields organized by category (social, technology, economy, environment, governance and security).