Socio-Economic Implications of Bio-Digital Data Convergence

Foresight Analysis and Policy Implications of Biological and Digital Technology Convergence


We are at an early age of the Biodigital Convergence – the merging of man-made digital and biological technologies and systems - that has the potential to change the way we work, live, and play. The rapid development and deployment of Biodigital technologies over the next 15 years could rapidly lead to impactful implications for the economy, society, governance and the environment. Foresight is a methodology that can help to detect future challenges and opportunities and support policymakers in the development of robust policies. Tangible products that were produced include: learning the strategic foresight method, sourcing weak-signals, writing weak-signals, writing insights, system/domain mapping, webinar planning, thorough notes catalogued from expert interviews.