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The Next Digital Economy

The Next Digital Economy promises to revolutionize value chains, and introduce a different model for the production and consumption of goods and services.

The Future of Work: Five Game Changers

Five key game changers that could disrupt work and employment for Canadians.

Policy Horizons Canada uses foresight to help the federal government build stronger policies and programs in the face of an uncertain future.

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Don’t wait to explore the future

Could joining the coolest government organization be in your future?

We are looking for a senior foresight analyst, and two foresight managers to lead our foresight teams.

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Blockchain University – ‘Think uber for students, Airbnb for academics’

In Canada, more than 50% of academics work on short term contracts. But what if technologies such as blockchain gave academics stuck in the gig zone a way to refashion the higher education market in their favour?

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The Next Generation of Emerging Global Challenges

The objective of this project was to identify the next generation of global challenges for consideration by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as part of its Imagining Canada’s Future (ICF) initiative.

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The rise of automation in the construction industry

In 2016, Dubai announced that as part of its new 3D printing strategy, 25% of the city-state’s new buildings will be constructed using 3D printers by 2025. This strategy aims to reduce labour by 70% and cut costs by 90% in the construction industry, as well as in the production of goods in the consumer and medical sectors.

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