Weekly study8 hours
The Future Trends and Theories of Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies
Consider a future of dual-use technologies and a combined-effect scenario
The course draws ideas from previous courses, examining the mid and long-term future of global society in relation to RSET. The themes will examine utopian vs dystopian futures, the emergence of risks associated with megacities, urban infrastructure and the growing necessity for digital and physical aspects of resilience and security.
It will explore the need for effective governance and ethics, especially with regard to future technology and civil and political uncertainty, and look at coherent strategies and cooperation in the advent of persistent problems.
- Prediction in the medium term
- Long term predictions of potential threat and responses
- Persistent problems
- Wild cards and black swans
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Discuss emerging trends over the next 10 years and beyond
- Assess the persistent problems, dilemmas and obstacles ahead in the field of resilience, security and emerging technologies
Who is the course for?
This course is for students looking to explore the risks associated with megacities, urban infrastructure and the growing need for digital and physical aspects of resilience and security.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.