Should we be treating algorithms the same way we treat hazardous chemicals?

Reprogrammable Braille

When Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was translated into Braille, it spanned 1,000 pages over 14 volumes. But what if there was a way to store whole books in just a few pages of Braille?

Government foresight programs

Governments of many nations have long understood that it is critical to take a structured approach to thinking about the future in order to better build prosperous societies.

Below is a summary of major agencies from a select group of major countries that have an explicit remit for foresight activities. In the next weeks we intend to significantly expand the scope of this analysis to include other nations and a broader view of future-oriented policy initiatives in the countries already covered.