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September 2001. I had just started at the Royal Military College. The World Future Society I belonged to asked me to write about terrorism, a subject they had not been previously studied. In a hurry, I produced the several scenarios trying to go beyond what I call the pull of small events and placed them into the mega changes which were agitating the world. From that perspective a burst of anxious violence was to be expected and not only from Al Qaeda. Although, later I co authored a book on Al Qaida (Mathieu Guidère Le Manuel de recrutement d’Al Qaïda, Paris, Le Seuil, 2007) , I was also lucky enough to work in St. Cyr with experts who looked at the global picture. All terrorism is alike but some is far more dangerous. In 2007 I started studying the emerging violence in the US, which led to my book Haine froide (Paris, Le Seuil, 2012). I qualify the hatred by froide (cold) because it is normalized by cold numbers. The emergence of the white supremacism is global and will persist for the while, whether Donald Trump is reelected or not.

Link to the essay: 2001 WORLD FUTURE SOCIETY

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Future of work in retail field-based jobs

Trend Watching worked on the future of retail earlier this year and I think they are also hosting a free webinar soon.
Foresight Alliance did The Future of Work in 2016.
There are also a couple of articles/books from Fast Future that talk about the impact of AI and other technologies and social changes on businesses, including POS and warehouses.
Vox and a Wall Street Journal youtube series called Moving Upstream also have some related videos like: How job surveillance is changing trucking in America or The Robot Revolution: Part I and Part II