Tool 1 defines innovation (modernisation) as the disruptive element that generates changes in the epistemic common sense allowing the production and adoption of new discourses. To forecast what authenticity could look like in a future episteme, one must define the disruptive innovations affecting our world and the new possibilities that the mentioned innovations would produce. In-depth research on innovations such as virtual reality, augmented reality, nanorobotics suggests that in the near future, the line that separates the virtual and physical world will blur, and with it self identity and the perception of what is authentic. This epistemic change corresponds to a process of assimilation as represented in the evolved version of Tool 1
In addition to the above-mentioned tool, a parallelism with the evolution of the discourses of gender identity was used to forecast the general trend on fluidity as the core value of the new episteme. While new surgical techniques on sexual reassignment generated discourses on gender performativity, new techniques on virtual and augmented reality and nanorobotics will enable new discourses on authenticity as identity evolves into something that transcends physical conditions and limitations, and blurs into the digital world.