Collision Anthology: Foresight-Informed Innovation

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Autodesk Research’s Collision Anthology leverages science fiction as a medium to imagine hypothetical realities that could be realized in 10-20 years’ time. The result is a series of speculative fictions that merge present-day innovation projects with strategic foresight practice, a discipline for understanding how issues unfolding today could affect our business tomorrow. These research-driven stories construct three possible futures that our company, community of innovators, customers, and society at large could find ourselves inhabiting.

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“Stories are powerful… Seeing yourself in a new reality and feeling a sense of empowerment to move towards that change (or chart a path away from an undesirable future) is motivating.”

Ellen Hlozan

Community Manager, Autodesk Research

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