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The Future Trends and Theories of Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies

Discuss some of the more distant challenges that we may face in an uncertain future.

The Future Trends and Theories of Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • 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.

Who will you learn with?

Ast. professor and practitioner in crisis management, risk, BCM, security and resilience. A recipient of 3 awards having worked across 49 countries. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-harrop-2b54b83/

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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