Scenarios for Anticipatory Intelligence and Innovation Competition

March 25, 2013 By Alireza Hejazi

Why are some companies better at using anticipatory intelligence to generate innovation than others? And more importantly, how will that intelligence be distributed to enhance innovation competitions? Responding to these questions, four scenarios are suggested below.

The evolving nature of futures studies forces us to rethink how foresight is being used for mitigating approaching "tsunamis." That rethinking not only embraces our functional prospects, but also addresses heuristic aspects of foresight as a profession. One of those heuristic features is anticipatory intelligence. Anticipatory intelligence is defined as "an oft-cited rationale for conducting foresight that provides background information and an early warning of recent developments. (UNIDO a & b, pp. 23, 228)"


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