The scenarios you are about to read are informed by transhumanism, portraying futures in which the human condition – our bodies, functions, and lives – and the features of societies are fundamentally transformed by technology.
This case study proposes three scenarios exploring human-soils relations. As sense-making devices, these scenarios discuss how different ontologies of soils shape different actions, be them soil management practices in agriculture contexts or Research and Innovation (R&I) practices.
Authors: Radu Gheorghiu,Liviu Andreescu,Philine Warnke,
This paper proposes three scenarios on the way data is understood and used in relation to the human and natural ecosystems by 2050. The final aim is to suggest the implications for the way R&I is organized and its challenges in each scenario.
This report was elaborated as part of the project “S&T&I FOR 2050. Science, Technology and Innovation for Ecosystem Performance – Accelerating Sustainability Transitions”, implemented on behalf of the European Commission.
The survey was carried out by Institutul de Prospectiva on behalf of DG for Internal Market, Industry,
Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission, as part of the project The EU retail
ecosystem in the future – a vision for 2040.