Interrogate the future

What are Visions?

Interrogate the possible, plausible and probable futures of potential subject areas and technologies by exploring our design thought pieces on different themes and topic areas. Here you can delve deeper into our thinking on the fringes of technology.

The world in 2050

The future in 2050: What might change? What might stay the same? Check out our interactive feature exploring how low-carbon, climate-resilient innovations could transform humanity’s relationship with the planet.

Automated Futures

Automated futures aims to inspire future thinking in robotics and artificial intelligence. What might be next? What might be only a dream? 


Future of water

A timeline of water over the next 20 years exploring the potential impact of water across Social, Technology, Environmental and Society.

Table of disruptive technologies

Interrogate our table of disruptive tech with 100 wonderful, weird (and possibly worrying) ways the world might change in the foreseeable future.

20 academics on the next 20 years

In the essence of the year 2o2o, we decided to create a space to speculate and collect visions from Imperial College London academics. Asking them, what is happening now? And what might be next? Over 2020, we will speak to 20 academics about their predictions for 2040. These are the first five.  

The future of urban air

What does ‘air’ mean beyond pollution? Delve into potential future disruption and innovative solutions to issues that impact all our senses.

High performance computing

Understand how the future might unfold. Explore signals of change or potential disruptors to your business.

Emerging timeline of science and technology

The Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology explores the future of five science fields, looking ahead to the next few decades and explore what technologies, trends and big ideas lie downstream of breakthrough lab discoveries today.