The Future of Electric Cars

by Nicholas Roche
The automotive industry is changing rapidly, much more quickly than at any point in the last 20 years. There’s a major shift towards green technologies and increased fuel economy, driven by both regulations and consumer demand. At the same time, consumers also want cars that offer a much better technological ... Read More

Q&A: The Future of Canadian Art

by Marc Mayer
What do you enjoy most about your job? The variety of decisions you have to make and the variety of people you interact with on any given day as a director is extreme. It’s making decisions about which art to buy and show, who to invite to which event, where ... Read More

The Future of Marketing

by Kenneth Wong
There’s no question that there will be a lot more technology involved in marketing in the next 10 to 20 years. The fundamentals of marketing itself won’t change, but today’s technology lets us do a lot more in terms of figuring out what individual customers really want, and what makes ... Read More

The Future of Environmentalism

by Joanna Kerr
Canada wants to have a strong economy, but the expansion of development has to be within limits. Our economic activities are significantly contributing to climate change. We can’t separate the human impact on the environment from our survival as a species. In the past few years, the government has dramatically ... Read More

The Future of Urban Planning

by Jennifer Keesmaat
There are a variety of changes underway today, some of which we don't control, and that may impact urban planning in the future. The first, and maybe the most difficult for us to comprehend and plan for, is climate change. At the very least, we need to be planning our cities ... Read More

The Future of Immigration

by Howard Duncan
Global demographic and economic trends will bring about major changes to immigration patterns around the world over the next 25 years. For many developed countries, the combination of falling birth rates and aging populations will shrink their existing labour forces. At the same time, the populations of most developing countries ... Read More

The Future of Augmented Reality

by Helen Papagiannis
Augmented Reality (AR) is a new mass medium and a rapidly emerging technology field. AR is a technology that allows for a digitally enhanced view of the real world. With the camera and sensors in a smartphone or tablet, AR adds layers of digital information—videos, photos, sounds—directly on top of ... Read More

The Future of Agricultural Research

by Faouzi Bekkaoui
On a global level, climate change could be one of the biggest challenges to the Canadian agricultural industry. Crops need to withstand those extremes. We're studying drought tolerance, cold tolerance and heat tolerance in order to improve the yield of crops in the future. We need to adjust to producing more ... Read More

The Future of Play in Education

by Peter Gray
How did you become interested in children’s natural ways of educating themselves It began when my own son began—and rebelled against—school at the age of 9. To him, school was a constraint in his ability to learn. We found him an alternative school called Sudbury Valley School unlike anything you ... Read More

Preparing the Minds of our Youth for a Complex World

by Ted Cadsby
Sometime around 50,000 years ago, human consciousness gradually took on its contemporary form, with a higher level of awareness than any other animal, and an ability to learn and communicate elaborate ideas. The inventiveness of this brain had a marked influence on the complexity of its environment, resulting in the ... Read More

The Future of Wearable Technology

by Matthew Bailey
How do you see wearable technology fitting into the way we live in the future? We believe that technology is going to continue to evolve to the point where humans and computers are speaking to each other in a more natural and effortless way. Wearable computing, and specifically the Myo ... Read More

The Future of Maker Culture and DIY

by Elena Yunusov
The world of physical things is going through a similar type of disruption the online space has experienced in the past decade. It's getting much easier to prototype, design, raise money to fund innovation and distribute physical goods, with the advances in 3D technology in particular. We're entering a new ... Read More