The changing face of space: livestream on mega trends
Coming changes to the way we live and work on Earth will influence the future of space, too. A livestreamed interactive presentation on Monday from ESA’s technical heart in Noordwijk will cover global ‘mega trends’ and their potential effect on the space sector.
The future is the ever-changing environment within which we operate, but the shape of that future is determined by what we do today. In the era of Space 4.0 – as in our own lives – we have to be adaptive to change.
Mega trends are defined as the large-scale, sustained forces of development – such as urbanisation, connectivity and convergence – set to change that future world. Each mega trend is made up of numerous sub-trends that, in turn, are likely to affect particular economic and social sectors, including space. Market research has been carried out with the support of Frost & Sullivan, market leaders in monitoring the trends affecting our societies, economies, organisations and private lives.
With this in mind, ESA has launched the 'Exploring Threats and Opportunities through Mega Trends in the Space 4.0 Era' initiative. It will share information on global mega trends throughout the Agency, and identify and analyse opportunities for, and threats to, the space ecosystem and the role of ESA.
To find out more, view our livestream here on 08:00 GMT (10:00 CEST) on 23 October. This presentation is intended to spark ideas ahead of a workshop on mega trends and the space sector next month.
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