The Great Divide: Meeting the Challenges of Our Future Workforce
The United States is in the midst of a generation-long structural shift in labor, productivity, jobs, and pay, which is set to accelerate with the increasing adoption of advanced robotics and machine learning technologies. Proactive solutions are needed at the business, community, state, and national level to ensure we have the tools needed to remain competitive.
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in Dense Urban Terrain
New intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and sensor technologies will be required to support counter-terrorist operations in large cities and megacities.
3D Printing and the Regionalization of Economic Activity
The continued development and eventual widespread adoption of 3D printing will change the shape of global trade.
Logistics: Dependencies and Complexity
The logistics industry is directly affected by any shift that impacts the volume of goods moved around the world, requiring companies in this sector to be forward-looking, agile, and proactive.
Consumer Products: Imagining the Future
People’s buying and consumption patterns are deeply affected by their age, where they live, how they communicate, and their economic health, creating a complex moving target that consumer products companies need to adjust to.
Energy and Natural Resources: Powering Societies
The energy and natural resources industry is among the most dependent upon the status quo, at least from a core technology and materials use perspective. This requires careful hedges against disruption, as capital-intensive businesses can be extremely hard to pivot.