Exploring privacy, social mobility and unseen worlds with L'Atelier

L’Atelier is a foresight company in the BNP Paribas group exploring future market opportunities.

2 years ago   •   2 min read

By Envisioning

Envisioning has worked L'Atelier, a foresight company in the BNP Paribas group on multiple occasions.

Social Mobility in the Digital Age (2021)


L’Atelier would like to measure the correlation between technological changes and social mobility, using measurable effects and applications of past and future technology.


Envisioning and L'Atelier identified key data points related to the history of technology to understand how the growth of technology has shaped social mobility. Envisioning contributed with a qualitative and quantitative research about emerging tech, engaging its unique network of experts.

Value Added

A beautiful, gamified story designed by L'Atelier with assistance of Envisioning research to illustrate the findings.

The Creation of Unseen Worlds - Strativerse (2020)


L'Atelier would like to explore the emerging technology facilitating increasingly virtual worlds.


Our interactive radar provided a comprehensive analysis of almost 100 emerging technologies. Each technology contained a summary, description, sources, relevant organizations and a quantitative assessment of its readiness level.

Value Added

The research focuses on IoT and mixed reality infrastructure, bio-augmentation, AI and decentralization technology likely to emerge over the next decade.

Exploring Privacy and Free Will (2019)


L'Atelier would like to promote a discussion around privacy. Envisioning was asked to illustrate the impact of emerging technologies and how our decisions today might affect our privacy in the future.


Envisioning created an interactive narrative in a web interface. The story changes based on the reader's choices. In the story we introduce Will, a fictional virtual assistant set 10 years in the future. This piece of design fiction with engaging illustrations is a logical extrapolation of the capabilities of current technologies and the context they might exist within.

Value Added

We helped readers understand the future privacy implications of their current decisions.


L'Atelier is a foresight company in the BNP Paribas group. They identify future market opportunities and challenges in digital and virtual domains through research, analysis, and exploratory fiction.

The Envisioning team have added scientific rigour to technological foresight in a distinctive and compelling way.

John Egan‌‌
CEO at L'Atelier BNP Paribas

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