Today’s insights are brought to you by my colleague and global futurist, Graeme Codrington.


Imagine a world where the boring parts of learning – the dumping data into our brains – is all done easily using neural transfers, augmentation and technology assistants. What’s left is for the human brain to do what it does best: creative thinking, problem-solving, idea generation, and more.

Watch Graeme’s video as he takes a leap into the future and takes a view that Generative AI is not actually that intelligent – it just has access to all the data. This is an example of a future scenario with which we encourage you to expand your strategic imagination and consider possibilities outside what you expect to think about the future.

So with GenAI being able to download data directly into our brains, when human beings have access to the same data as our machines, will we come up with much better new ideas, insights and wisdom than GenAI seems capable of now?

Bionic businesses are those that recognise the power of humans and machines working together, with technology augmenting our humanity. Those businesses that think beyond mere automation in this technology age will find significant competitive advantage in the Fifth Industrial Revolution, where humans & machines combine for a better future.

The future is bionic: humans and machines working together, each doing what they do best to move our world forward.

Bionic Future: Downloading Data to Our Brains

This is just one example of a future scenario that you and your team can use to stretch your strategic imagination.

Strategic Imagination is your capacity to envision future scenarios and opportunities for your organisation and self, while challenging conventional thinking about change. It involves rejecting the tendency to assess new innovations and opportunities through the lens of current understandings, systems, and standards.

This important 21st century leadership skill allows you to anticipate and reimagine market shifts, technological advancements, and consumer behaviours, enabling the crafting of innovative strategies that position organisations ahead of the curve, driving sustainable growth and competitive advantage.

In other words… strategic imagination helps us develop the skills to anticipate deep, disruptive shifts in our world and create ways to take action with confidence no matter what the future throws at us.

The good news is that the team at TomorrowToday Global have developed a Strategic Imagination Toolkit for leaders and we’re inviting YOU to access 2 FREE scenarios from this Toolkit.

These future scenarios are designed to help you to consider possible future events and includes a short video for extra context, together with a short, practical discussion guide to help you and your team explore the implications of each scenario in more detail.

They’re intended to take only 10 minutes of your next team meeting, but the conversations, mindsets and thinking that they could kickstart could last far beyond your meeting.

Download the 2 Free Scenarios here.


Graeme Codrington is an internationally recognised futurist, specialising in the future of work. He helps organisations understand the forces that will shape our lives in the next ten years, and how we can respond in order to confidently stay ahead of change.

For the past two decades, Graeme has worked with some of the world’s most recognised brands, travelling to over 80 countries in total, and speaking to around 100,000 people every year. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, and on faculty at 5 top global business schools.



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