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.
Below is an evergreen inventory of weak signals across a broad range of fields organized by category (social, technology, economy, environment, governance and security). This material is not predictive, rather it is meant to alert the reader to interesting indicators of possible change within or across various domains.
Each weak signal posted to the inventory includes a concise description of what it is and why it is seen as important, as well as a link to the original source. Horizons encourages those individuals involved in the formulation of policies to read and make use of these weak signals to help inform their work. After all, insightful scanning is the foundation for good foresight.