| Co-Visioning Urban Futures | Speculative Fiction | Systems Strategy |  Rapid Prototyper | AR/VR/XR | UI/UX | AI | Strategic Foresight
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Team: Radha Mistry (story strategist), Yime del Santiago (illustrator)
External Media:
The Autodesk University 2018 Opening Keynote with Andrew Anagnost, featuring the Los Angeles Winter 2030 scenario.
Redshift Article Smart Reuse of Olympic Infrastructure Could Bring Home the Gold for Host Cities
Radha Mistry’s speculative fiction based on the four scenarios:
“Winter 2030: A Metropolis in Transit”
“Spring 2030: Robot Trainers and Small Town Mayors”
“Summer 2030: Micro-factories as First Responders”
“Autumn 2030: Rapid Recovery”

Summary
The Future of Work Worldbuilding Project was completed during a 3-month internship at Autodesk’s Office of the CTO with the Corporate Strategy team during summer 2018. The purpose was to employ strategic foresight and develop four finely textured and researched speculative scenarios about the implications of automation on Autodesk’s tools and customers, using fiction to prototype the future. What emerged were scenarios that included a season, terrain, artifact, and set of characters that used technology to adapt their career paths to new circumstances. Each were based on many in-person stakeholder interviews, reports, and current events. Set roughly in 2030, the scenarios are not meant to be a perfect prediction of the future, but rather serve as provocation for further tailoring Autodesk’s corporate strategy to a preferred future that has been stress-tested with stakeholders in the industry.

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