The reality of Brexit is as yet undetermined as is the effect of the disruption to the geo-political equilibrium to the US approach to international affairs. The full force of the changes arising from our progress into the fourth industrial revolution is becoming more apparent in the form of artificial intelligence, automated vehicles and cyber physical systems. The prospect of machines taking over many human functions will alter the type of environments we make. The rise of the “millenials” changes the atmosphere of our workplaces and designers need to be acutely aware of these changes in order not to build in obsolescence in their designs at the earliest stage. Chadwick International has led the way for many years and is working on new concepts at the interface between the real and virtual worlds.