As William Gibson said, “the future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed”.
The future doesn’t arrive all at once, there are pockets of it already here and there, and if we look close enough we will get a glimpse of what is to come.
This is what Signals of Change, as per the Institute for the Future, are:
A signal is something from the future already happening here and now, in the present.
A signal is not a guess or possibility, but something already happening, real, although not yet widespread. It may take on or not.
In this section we will look at Signals of Change that may tell us what the future could be like.