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Depending on the technology you are assessing, some categories are more important than others. Here you can indicate how important you think this category is for this technology.
If this category is not applicable for this technology, please select 'Yes.'

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Discuss this quickly and note your first thoughts here.

(This question is part of the Quick Scan)

Storytelling and futuring helps you to identify the possible impact of your technology in years to come. It also can help you to rethink your technology now, and re-enter the answers on questions in different categories. In this case you write down a very utopian scenario.
Storytelling and futuring helps you to identify the possible impact of your technology in years to come. It also can help you to rethink your technology now, and re-enter the answers on questions in different categories. In this case you write down a very dystopian scenario.
Try to discuss this groupwise to learn from each others viewpoints.
- What would you do if someone offers you a million dollars for your ethically well-considered tool? - Did you make scenarios for a buy-out? - Did you take measures to prevent a different party from handling the technology differently in the future than you originally intended?

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If you think about an utopian and a dystopian scenario. If you think about the way this technology can change the world. If you think about the consequences of a different party buying your technology. If you think about all that, what would you (want to) improve? In the technology? In context? In use? The answers on questions 1-5 help you to gain insight into the potential impact of this technology in the future. The goal of these answers is not to provide you with a 'go' or ' no go' - decision. The goal is to make you think HOW you can improve the use of the technology. This can be by making changes to the technology or making changes to the context in which the technology is used, or making changes in the way the technology is used.

(This question is part of the Improvement Scan)

Are you satisfied with the quality of your answers? The depth? The level of insight? Did you have enough knowledge to give good answers? Give an honest assessment of the quality of your answers.

Articles / Websites

What Is Futures Literacy and Why Is It Important
(https://medium.com/copenhagen-institute-for-futures-studies/what-is-futures-literacy-and-why-is-it-important-a27f24b983d8)
Speculative design
(https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/speculative-design/)
Social media future
(https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/30/opinion/social-media-future.html)
Over scenarioplanning: hoe verhalen kunnen helpen je voor te bereiden op de toekomst (in Dutch)
(https://decorrespondent.nl/11439/de-toekomst-is-onzeker-en-dat-is-maar-goed-ook/1333243189575-4e7cd728)
The Future We Want, seen from a student perspective
(https://www.oecd.org/education/2030-project/)
This is how design fiction could shape a sustainable (real) future | World Economic Forum
(https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/11/what-is-design-fiction-and-how-can-it-shape-the-real-future/)

Books / Papers

Dark_scenarios_in_ambient_intelligence
(https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237020451_Dark_scenarios_in_ambient_intelligence_Highlighting_risks_and_vulnerabilities)
Resolving Digital Dilemmas Atos Journey 2022 Future Vision
(https://atos.net/en/2018/news_2018_11_05/atos-predicts-digital-dilemmas-organizations-will-face-2022)
Futuring: The Exploration of the Future Door Edward Cornish
(https://books.google.nl/books?id=phGB2Hc3XZ8C&printsec=copyright&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false)

MOOC's

Minor programme in speculative design (in Dutch)
(https://studiohyperspace.net/interventiondesign/course/)