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25 Years of Foresight – time to reconnect with old friends and reflect

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2020 marks 25 years since Foresight published the first panel reports. We’ve worked under seven Government Chief Scientific Advisors and six Prime Ministers. We’ve adapted our approach to suit the policy making culture of the day, and the prevailing issues …

Behavioural Insights: Do experts know what they don’t know?

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How susceptible are policy-makers to biases? Are policy-makers over-confident, under-confident, or are they “well-calibrated”? The Behavioural Insights Team can help to answer these questions.

Why should we think more actively about our travel choices? 

When you’re standing on the train platform, do you think about why you chose that route to work?  How many other possible ways could there be to get to your destination?  What is important to you when you’re making decisions - cost, convenience, flexibility, or perhaps you’re just looking for a detour …

How are emerging technologies changing the way we farm our food?

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In this second instalment of our Emerging Technology (EmTech) blog series we are exploring some new technologies for agriculture. This series covers some of the innovative and exciting technologies the Government Office for Science’s (GOS) EmTech Scanning Programme has identified. …

Futures, Foresight and Horizon Scanning: Finding a Way Forward 

You’ve heard all about the benefits of Futures, Foresight and Horizon Scanning and you’re ready to get started. But exactly where do you begin? What resources are available and where do you find them? Who can you call to ask …