17 September 2020, Bangkok – MQDC has launched the Thai property sector’s first futurology center, “FutureTales Lab by MQDC”
17 September 2020, Bangkok – MQDC has launched the Thai property sector’s first futurology center, “FutureTales Lab by MQDC”, to develop and share knowledge for a better future under the guiding principle of “For All Well-Being”.
Khun Visit Malaisirirat, CEO of MQDC, said: “A key factor in achieving MQDC’s ‘For All Well-Being’ vision is complete and accurate research information and forecasts of what may happen to our world. FutureTales Lab by MQDC serves 3 core objectives: 1. Exchange of knowledge and data 2. Engagement – building cooperation, networks, and community participation 3. Evolution – changing human behavior and attitudes to prepare for the future.”
Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Chief Advisor to the FutureTales Lab by MQDC, said: “The center will analyze and predict future developments by collecting data and constantly updating information on the rapidly changing world. By working with world-class research institutes and consultants such as ARUP Foresight + Innovation from Australia we will obtain accurate and effective information. We have also collaborated with national partners such as the National Innovation Agency (NIA), universities, and partners interested in space such as Space Zab and SPACETH.”
FutureTales Lab by MQDC applies forecasting tools to examine living, working, learning, leisure, transport, and sustainability. The lab’s research is relevant to policymakers, researchers, young people, and members of the public with an interest in futurology.
The lab also has an Interactive Exhibition area with 3 zones to inform and raise awareness.
Zone 1: Data Platform with 2 exhibition areas. Earth Pulse sees the world from the dimension of connection, taking the earth’s pulse in every aspect, on land and in the seas and skies. Bangkok Next Tales explores our capital city from various angles with unfamiliar insights.
Zone 2: Future Living Interactive Gamification has 6 elements. Future City Vision teaches about the world problems and crises every country will face. Journey of Waste presents the current waste crisis, future trends, and ways to correctly sort and dispose of waste. Future Mobility covers transport’s effects on health and cities. Create your City lets you develop your own city under 12 axes of urban development. Future Habitat examines the unique aspects of Future Living to suit each person. Your Urbanite lets visitors find their place in the city of the future.
Zone 3: Space Exploration gives information about space and life on other planets based on both Thai and international expertise.
“We aim to provide a resource where everyone can learn together, gaining understanding and seeing the importance of the future world to design a good future, effectively and sustainably, under the ‘For All Well-Being’ concept,” said Dr. Karndee.
FutureTales Lab by MQDC will open to the public from 17 September 2020, accepting groups of up to 25 people/visit/day.