LONDON, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
A new report released by the Virgin Group today, Future Visions, exploreswhat the world of business will look like in 20 years' time. The findings reveal our the world we live in will see pre-emptive crime prevention, offices will become extinct and as artificial intelligence rises so will the need for more female attributes
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Sir Richard Branson and Virgin have brought together six of the greatest futurists, technologists, business pioneers and strategists of today, to consider the best future of tomorrow. Contributors: Dr James Bellini, Araceli Camargo, Cindy Gallop, Ben Hammersley, Tracey Follows and Peter Smith have all given their predictions on what the entrepreneurs of tomorrow need to be considering today.
The future is often viewed with the doom and gloom of mass-unemployment, marginalisation and poor health which many attribute to rapid technological developments. However, Future Visions lays out a new vision of a more inclusive, intellectual and well-rounded society.
Virgin's Future Vision report key findings include:
Some visions of the future are already being realised today: remote working has been on the rise, as has unlimited leave with companies like Virgin Management and Netflix offering it to their employees. More and more businesses are putting purpose at the heart of their business models - the corporate world has grown a conscience and this trend is set to explode over the next 20 years.
Sir Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group, Said: "Now more than ever before in our history fresh ideas become stale very quickly. New innovations are altering the way we work and live at an unprecedented speed. It is important we prepare our future entrepreneurs for what's coming round the corner. This is why we gathered six brilliant minds from across industry to come up with our best answer of what the future will be like. We will help guide our future entrepreneurs and pave the way for what lies ahead."
Sir Richard Branson Added: "It's a future where AI will assist us in our day to day life. Where battery technology will have advanced so far that we'll have electric planes and where data will allow us to predict health problems, crime and weather."
The findings will be presented in a series of essays and a six part podcast series, with each contributor exploring their own vision on the surreal world of tomorrow, with Episode one, Dr James Bellini - "Could human hearts really come from a 3D printer?" launching today.
You can download the first episode here: Acast or here: iTunes
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Episode One info: Dr Bellini discusses the importance of the 'anywhere economy' a fluid and functioning work/life eco-system which mean through hyper-connect systems you will be able to work anywhere, anytime and for any company. Dr Bellini also notes we're entering the age of disruption as new technologies will see more innovation in the next twenty years than the whole of the 20th century. Other themes covered will be that of diverse and broad recruiting attitudes further a company's profits and productivity.
Each contributor will have a chapter in the series which will include: an essay, podcast and photo assets:
About Virgin Group: Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel & transportation, financial services, leisure & entertainment and health & wellness.
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