From the 'bicycle revolution' to hypersonic weapons and space-based power generation
In the first half of 2023, 15 topic sketches were generated in the continuous search cycle of horizon scanning. After extensive discussion in the TAB team, the following topics were selected on the basis of their relevance in the public discourse and with regard to a potential need for legislative action:
- People Analytics - Technologies for analysing employee data
- Digital games in education
- Space-based energy generation
- 'Bicycle revolution'
- Hypersonic weapons
The topic briefs (abstract in English at the links above, full PDF file in German only) provide 8-12 pages of concise information on current scientific-technical trends and socio-economic developments in early stage. They conclude with suggestions for possible further work and include a detailed list of sources. In addition, the issue briefs provide impetus for the TAB issue identification process of parliamentary groups and committees and can be used as a source of information for day-to-day parliamentary work.