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What would our future be like? Let's look at how the video showcase one possibility in 2050

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In a time when social distancing, work from home, remote collaboration have all become the norms, we decided to move our office to a virtual space and operate from there.  It created for us unimaginable new opportunities.  Over the last month, we have learnt a few things about working in a virtual office space and we are now looking into establishing best practices in terms of structure, policies and processes for operating in such an office.

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Project Futures Footprint aims to bring futures intelligence to our young people in Hong Kong.  If you are interested in hearing more about Futures Footprint workshops which expose our young people to the ability to read and write the futures, please leave us your contact here

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Explorer Futures Lab would like to understand how people think about the future!   What is our attitude for the futures?  What do we think of the current trends?  What do we hope for?  What do we worry about?

At a time when AR, VR and XR is getting more and more developed, we would like to do a survey on the future attitude of a virtual world!

Notes on a few terms that we use in the survey:
- Virtual platform/Virtual spaces: Virtual 3D spaces where you can (i) navigate around as if in a physical space, (ii) interact with other who are in the same virtual space
- Avatars: a digital icon or figure representing a particular person on the virtual platform
- AR: Augmented Reality
- VR: Virtual Reality
- XR:  Mixed Reality  
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Signal Research is a key component of Futures Thinking
If you would like to be one of us, apply to become a Junior Signal Researcher (Freelance).  
Explorer Futures Lab (formerly Explorer Associates) was set up in 2001. We provide consulting and coaching to
organizations throughout Asia, covering a wide range of management and strategy topics. We have led over
30 projects in strategy development, operations improvement, and leadership development. Our clients
include Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong and Shenzhen campuses),
St James Settlement, Smith & Nephew China, Gilead Asia, Oracle Asia, Syngenta Asia, MUFG Asia, and
Chaumet Asia.

Explorer Futures Lab aims to institute the concept of future intelligence among young people so as to equip all of with
the ability to independently and systematically think about and shape our own future.

Explorer Futures Lab is initiated by
Helen & Felicia

A signal is typically a small or local innovation or disruption that has the potential to grow in scale and geographic distribution. A signal can be a new product, a new practice, a new market strategy, a new policy, or new technology. It can be an event, a local trend, or an organization. It can also be a recently revealed problem or state of affairs. In short, it is something that catches our attention at one scale and in one locale and points to larger implications for other locales or even globally.

Signals are useful for people who are trying to anticipate a highly uncertain future. They tend to capture emergent phenomenon sooner than traditional social science methods. Unlike trends, they turn our attention to possible innovations before they become obvious. Unlike indicators, they often focus our attention at the margins of society rather than the core. In this way, they are more likely to reveal disruptions and innovations. Of course, local trends and indicators can function as signals: when a trend hits a certain threshold, for example, it might be a signal of a change in the larger population, as when an innovation moves beyond the lead user stage and begins to diffuse much more rapidly.