Emerging Technologies

Wikipedia defines “Emerging Technologies” as “technologies that are perceived as capable of changing the status quo. These technologies are generally new but include older technologies that are still controversial and relatively undeveloped in potential …” Foresight Institute was founded to focus on a subset of emerging technologies that were developing rapidly as the 20th century closed, and that are expected to be especially disruptive and to fundamentally transform human existence. Accordingly we speak here of “World-Shaping Technologies”.