The Hour Of Need

The Hour Of Need

Thank god I was able reach you¬†in time. I write you in most desperate hour of need. As I look out the window I urgently think of the path ahead and threats moving in on me. Our quest that are before us is the biggest in humanities entire history. We are going to redesign an entire civilization. This is also a great opportunity for you and me. I’ve come over some key ingredients that will take us leaping into this future way ahead of everybody else…

All I need is your bank-account number and I can start transferring …

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Co-Creating The Future at the first Burning Man Week event

Put Words To Your Thoughts

Just kidding. This is my beginning of new quest that many friends new and old begins on this day. Well it is actually several quests. The first one is the #Blogg100 challenge that me and many others jump on again this year where I will be sharing my story on this quest. It will be full my written thoughts and insights combined with some audio- and video blogs of the same. We will do this every day for the coming 100 days. Do join in this challenge. It’s okay to start late. The most important thing about blogging is that you write for yourself by putting words to your thoughts. In that process your thoughts become so much clearer and crystallized.

The first year I did this in 2013 really changed my life to the better. I found a sense of purpose and direction into the future that I am still navigating. This would later result that in the autumn of 2015 I redefined my role as Captain Future. A Future-captain. A person who helps others in navigating the future we want and setting their direction into this future. I did this in taking the #ULAB MOOC while pre-sensing my own future with the help of my coaching circle.

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Co-Creating The Future

The other quest that starts today for me and others is the #BurningManWeek in Stockholm and the Burning Man European Leadership Summit. This week is all about we can take what is best for the co-creating and participatory culture of Burning Man and apply that in creating new form of innovation, leadership and democracy.

This is also the first official start this year for me, in our common theme this year in #PrototypingTheFuture. We will do this at a lot of great events in what we call the Impact Journey. It will have its cresendo in October with Nordic Impact Week in San Franciscio. More on that in coming episodes.

My part in this talking to people why and how we actually do this. I do this in all my channels like this blog, my podcast #Framtidspodden (The Future Pod) and my new audio and video show called #TheCaptainFutureShow

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The Fire Bird

At the Burning Man Week we are also going to burn a big wooden Phoenix

The Burn of the Phoenix is gonna take place on Saturday 18:00 for the #BurningMan European Leadership Summit and Stockholm #BurningManWeek.

The #FireBird ūüĒ•ūü¶Ö is also the symbol for the new #TibetanNewYear. It’s a symbol for turbulent times – Both challenges and opportunities in store for us ūüí•ūüĆą

Let’s make 2017 a year where we move forward into the future. We do that to #CoCreate The Future and #PrototypingTheFuture as we go ‚̧ԳŹūüĆćūüöÄ

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future

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Storytelling Into The Future

Storytelling Into The Future

Welcome Traveler 4488 …

Can you use a narrative from Science Fiction to change our “real” Narrative?

As I watch the fantastic Travelers series on Netflix I jump up and down in my sofa thinking on my own mission – our mission. The mission to build a better world here on Planet Earth. Like in the “hypothetical” that I was sent here from another planet to make planet Earth the best place to live and visit in the entire Milky Way Galaxy.

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It is a Narrative that has been in my mind at least since I was 15. And I have used it many times to get my bearing for my compass into the future and as a silly “What If?” Question.

The question I get in my mind so frequently is this:

Am I alone in thinking about my Narrative in this way?

Clearly, the makers of great Science Fiction and other awesome stories think a lot about the messages they bury into their stories. My whole life I have been going alone not having anybody to talk about how to use this for real. Even now in my newfound quest as a Change Maker in a big global network of change makers I have yet to find many people, who get’s as excited as I do¬†when I watch stories and then immediately what to discuss the story behind the story. Surely there must be a whole network of writers to the¬†many great Sci-Fi series like the Travelers, Continuum, Orphan Black, Black Sails, The OA, Battlestar Galactica and of course Star Trek and others that meet at events and talk about this, or is there?

Must I move there to talk about this? Can I host events here in Sweden about it?

What I’m referring to now is that I would love to put together and host a very special and cool launch and premier event for the world premiere of Ghost In then Shell movie. The old Ghost in the Shell (GitS) movie from 1995 and of course¬†¬†The Matrix ¬†movie that was directly inspired by it both changed my life in so many ways. I now want to bring this conversation into the open – How new movies and TV-series can change the life of so many more people.

Or is it me being too silly for my own good and just think, that this is way cooler than it is?

Then we have futurist like Jason Silva that just makes me think otherwise. He really get’s in a creative spin and mind rush when watching some really good storytelling.

Watch or listen to Jason Silva on Impact Theory about it.

The Myth Gap

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And in his latest book, The Myth Gap and his talk on the RSA Alex Evans gives a very compelling insight into why storytelling is so important. He even quotes my favorite author Terry Pratchett on the subject:

People think that stories are shaped by people when actually it’s the other way around РTerry Pratchett 

It’s about this time in history – our must crucial yet. This is the time where we set the story and “The Myth” about who we are as a species and what we want our future societies to become.

Who Are We?

Both Travelers and Ghost In The Shell ask really profound questions about who are as individuals and as a species and who we can be and where we are going.

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Questions I have been pondering my whole life. Questions I want dig deeper into to find our quest. Questions I want to lift up to the surface to talk more often and vividly about. That’s what I do as Captian Future ūüôā

Sillion Valley here I come!

As I now finally launches my company Sillion Valley I at least want to dig deeper into this what I can do as Lord Sillion – Capitan Future.

I will dedicate the whole of 2017 to see how I can apply “Ontological Design” in using stories and conversations about how we actively design the society and future we want. To be “A Force For Good“, like Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman puts it in his latest book by the same name. To totally change the conversation this year.

What we focus on and what we talk about is what will happen. It’s how the brain works. And lately, the conversation has been about special events and special people who we don’t want.

Let’s instead focus on what we want. Start testing what we can do. To prototype it into existence. Build a global network of¬†trust with Change Makers – Rebels – Guardians – Stewarts and Captains of Spaceship Earth.

Who is with me?

Who wants to create cool events around Sci-Fi and “What If?” Questions with me?

Lord Sillion
/I’m Captian Future

Also, listen to me and Michael Kazarnowicz talk about Ghost in the Shell in my podcast Framtidspoden

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Are We The Passengers? Or The Crew?

Are We The Passengers? Or The Crew?

Watching Passengers I can see the parable to our story.
Are we the Passengers?
Or are we the Crew?

Just like my last text on The Revenant this is also about being slumbering awake or wide awake. My movie reviews is usually about what I take with me after watching a good story РThe open and the hidden messages and parables.

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Narration and Narrative

Much can be said for the movie’s story¬†– the Narrative¬†–¬†and the Narration. I will go into deep thoughts of what spurred me and what I take with me as I narrate this to myself ūüôā

MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!

We humans have lived on earth for a long time. We do so in an ecosystem with gazillions of symbiotic creatures living both inside us and around us in “Nature”. It is only now in the last 100 years that we have new narrative to consider. That just like the passengers of Avalon we are traveling on a spaceship through space. Most of us are asleep in the sense that this is not included in our daily narration nor in our journeys, missions and quests in life.

The fact that a critical failure, in they way a planetary ecological system works, will be the end many species continued existence as we now it today. Life will go on. We on the other hand may or may not survive a big extinction event. An especially the way live and the system we have curated and given birth to over the last couple of thousand years. Namely our societies, cultures and our entire civilization.


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We Live On A Ship

Some have been half awake to the fact that we human are now the biggest force in shaping the future for life on the spherical rock going around the sun. And smaller group have even be “awoken” to and are trying to internalize the narration that this is indeed a ship we live on – going through space. A Spaceship. And just like both the real life versions like ISS or the Apollo missions to the Moon and the numerous versions in fictional stories of Space Fantasy and Science Fiction, we need to treat it like a ship. A ship with functions like life-support and climate-control. We also have a whole crew of species “running” the ecosystem. There is also us Humans. Who have just stumbled half awake onto the bridge and accidentally started pressing a lot of buttons in what Otto Scharmer calls “Organized Irresponsibility“. Now wide awake we Captains of the Bridge has to come up with a way not to crash or self destruct our ship before the time runs out.

Sounds like any kind of movie you are familiar with?

Wake Up!

Well Passengers certainly got me thinking in these terms. It also raises some other interesting “What If?” questions. Like: What is right to do? In the beginning Jim is faced with the question if it is right to wake Aurora. Then later we all learn that he should awoken many more because they would have been doomed anyway. So what first seemed selfish and questionable later turned out to be essential to the brink of being fatal. Back to that soon.

So what is mine and your quest? Our quest?

Who shall we awake from the dream that everything is going to be okay? (or ‚ÄúNot‚ÄĚ okay). In an awake state we can narrators of our own life. To make the change we want to see in the world.

Here we have heroes like Elon Musk, with his awakening projects and companies like Tesla and Space X, being a big role model how we can do this on a larger scale and still within the narration of the old capitalist system. We have Narrator and entertainer Leonardo DiCaprio awaken us with both factional stories like The Revenant and the documentary Before The Flood. Injecting us with inspiration to do more and be fully awake and alive in our surroundings.

It’s Skill Time!

What are your skills as crew-member? And what skills do you want to learn to be part of the journey on this ship?

I think we both need to specialize in deep-skills that it take years to master. In an ever evolving dance of lifelong learning and adapting.

And we need the type of Meta skill that Joshua Cooper Ramo calls the Seventh Sense. The ability to se and understand the networks world we live in and that are on the horizon of the future.

And for that we have all the tools and skills that Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer has bundled up as Theory U. The skills of Presencing, Crystalizing and Prototyping the future we want to emerge.

Evolving The Future

Going back to Jim and his decision only to awake Aurora could have been a much better decision to wake more people. Well he tried to wake the crew but failed in his defence. Still with the proper training of Presencing skills he could have sensed a future coming where he definitely would have needed a hole team to prevent the missions from failing and everyone from dying.

How do we create and evolve the networks, hubs, events and meetups? Where all this happens? How do we create positive Social Fields РCollective Behavior Patterns? So that we can take the collaborative steps in ensuring that this spaceship runs well and continues to evolves us and all living things into a prosperous flourishing future?This is where I see my role Рand my need to learn Рthe skills needed Рto nourish this Awakening. To become a Evolutionary Leader. And you can too by studying some of the:

[Seven Competencies of Evolutionary Leadership as Foundational Framework for Developing Designers of Alternative Economic Futures]

Does anything of what I have said so far intrigue you?
Does it resonate?
What are your thoughts?

It sure intrigues me. That is why call myself Captain Future. A silly way to talk about the need for a crew of Spaceship Earth. And it’s not a solo job. I need a core team of crew members and they need me. And we need many mote teams working in unison to solve our missions and quests.

Are you with me?

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future

Oh and what would you do to see a star up close?

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Before The Flood

Before The Flood

Are you like me wide awake and slumbering awake at the same time? What is your wakeup call? Here I will talk about some of mine this year. And Leonardo DiCaprio is part of 4 of them all tied together. The Revenant РHis UN Speech РBefore The Flood and A World Unseen.

Join me in things like #ULAB and Evolutionary Leadership. So that we are prepared to enter the bridge of Spaceship Earth!

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Who Is The Revenant?

After just finishing watching The Revenant I now connect beck to my thoughts I got from watching the documentary with the same and amazing Leonardo DiCaprio РBefore The Flood РI followed up by watching the documentary made about the making of The Revenant and about the journey it took to make it Рboth physically, cognitively, mentally and foremost spiritually. Its called A World Unseen and can be watch free online.

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And I am now lastly watching Leo’s second speech at the UN from this year 2016, as the¬†UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. This speech also powerfully ends the Before The Flood movie and I was moved to tears listening to him speaking¬†about our organised irresponsibly of transforming our only home world and only way of staying alive having¬†a prosperous, flourish and¬†just society and civilization.

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This is a wakeup call for us all. We are now having the hottest winter ever at the North pole and 2016 was the hottest year on Planet Earth, that we know of, since the dawn of man. Some of us has been awake and seeing this with clear eyes for at least the 40 last years. Still during 2016 there is a whole new movement and awakening all over the world.

Tools For Crew-Members

We all have new tool and point of intersection to use, that is also unprecedented in human history. Suddenly we can talk, make plans, meet, rally and take action all over the globe. What was only the privilege of kings, generals and priests of the olden world is now available to us all to use and transform the world with. We now have a global apparatus to take the reins and the helm of this Spaceship traveling around the Sun.

Can we connect to what it is to truly be alive on a planet as part of an amazing ecosystem? Can we take parts of the ecosystem with us to another planet and become multi planetary?

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As so many of us have woken up this year I have seen many pledges to make 2017 the year that so many more of us connect, stand up and actually change the course of history. With all our problems and challenges all over the globe reaching critical awareness we can now make sense of what we are doing collectively.

I have spent the entirety of 2016 learning¬†many of the tools we need to make this change real, through courses like #ULAB with Otto Scharmer and the Evolutionary Leadership community. Are you like me at the forefront of leading the “The Future That Emerges” please join me and other in planning and doing how to best make 2017 a where get a new direction into the future.

They do also talk about some of the solutions at the Before The Flood site.

We run our Spaceship Earth the way we want it to run before the flood – we do it Before The Flood.

Join me on “The Bridge”

I am Captain Future

Navigator of the Future

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My Earth

Join me and the other future heroes as we embark on the endeavour to create a better future on Spaceship Earth!

Awe of Nature

I’m having one of my biggest moments of awe in my life. It has lasted 10 hours and has really culminated at the end. I’m flying to San Francisco from Amsterdam. We have been flying first leaving the fascinating flat Holland by the sea. And just when we where passing over Greenland the clouds disappeared and we get to see the amazing Greenland glaciers that are quickly melting away and all the Icebergs in the fjords.

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Greenland Glacier

Then it was mostly clouds all the way to Alberta square farmlands. Then we saw them. The Canadian Rocky Mountains. So beautiful and endless. Then after some more farmlands in Washington state the large Volcanos stared to appear both close and by the horizon. Just awesome peaks standing over the rest of the horizon all white on top.

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Canadian Rocky Mountains

We truly live on beautiful planet. That is why I choose Earth to live on. To make sure that it stays a beautiful place to visit in the galaxy. Our utmost communal challenge is to become Stewards, Guardians, Captains and All crew members of Spaceship Earth as soon as possible.

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Volcano

My Core

I’m just taking into my core of this amazing experience so far. So much awe and so much to work for. And now I’m going to stay in San Francisco for 9 more days during the whole of Nordic Impact Week. I’m going to meet many more Future Heroes and Future Captain who understand the gravitas of the expedition¬†and endeavour we are about to embark upon.

For me it becomes ever more clear¬†that this is why I choose to live on Earth in this interesting time of history. To build a global movement of changemakers. To connect and elevate others. That’s why I find the Theory U – U.Lab course: Transforming Business, Society and Self so fascinating and right in time to spread the tools to make sustainable change.

/Lord Sillion
Your Future Captain

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Matt Damon – Our Future Quest

Matt Damon – Our Future Quest

Matt Damon is favorite actor of mine, as to may others, as will be come clear in a few seconds. Not only has he done some awesome roles in some awesome movies like Good Will Hunting, Rounders, The Informant and The Martian. He is also awesome in real life, where he uses his powers to do good in the world. So when I came across this commencement address at MIT this year 2016 my mind was blow away, how he articulated our challenges and our opportunities to solve them.

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Movie Magic!

Movies and storytelling is more important than you may think. I would go as far as to say that they are the number one source of shaping our future here on Spaceship Earth. I have talked a lot about the power of storytelling before: The Storytelling Animal.

This¬†is of course one of the reasons¬†we look up to people like Matt. Also like someone said in the comment to the speech: Matt is far better at leading us into the future than what traditional leaders and politicians are. And still he makes it very clear that he isn’t running for office. No one sane person wants to dedicate their entire life into “gaming”¬†that old system.

Could we then use movies and science fiction to show and tell people about alternative ways to lead and run Spaceship Earth? I most definitely think so.

The Simulation Argument

Do we live in a simulation or is the entire universe a simulation?

It’s topic that has come up several times this year. Elon Musk mentioned it and here Matt Damon refers to a¬†fascinating conversation on the topic with Neil deGrasse Tyson this spring that I have written about before too: #HackTheFuture.

I also just read this article on BBC on it today: We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter.

Be The Best You

Here is Matt’s take on it:

There is a possibility we live in The Matrix.
That our entire universe is a simulation. What to do then?
Do really interesting things so the simulators don’t shut you down.
What if the universe isn’t a simulation?
Either way … What we do matters … What we do affects the outcome.
Because this world, real or imagined, has some problems that we need to drop everything to solve.

And by that he means what I’m doing and talk so warmly about. We have to be interesting. To be the best version of ourselves. Constantly levelling up ourselves through curiosity, the right attitude and lifelong learning.

By Hacking our own future!

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Turn Towards The Problems You See

Turn Towards the problems you see and look them in the eye.

What are you going to do about them?

Look at the world and see it for what it is.

Hack The Future!

We don’t have all the answers. And that is ok. It is a lifelong quest to find new insights and answers.
Judge me by how good my good ideas are, not how bad my bad ideas are.
You got to suit up in your armour. You to be ready to sound like a total fool.
Not having an answer isn’t an embarrassment, it’s an opportunity.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Continue to listen and do lifelong learning.
Keep listening.
The world needs our ideas, good and bad.
Listen to online lectures and pods. Just keep listing to every part of society.
Democracy demands compromise even when you are 100% right.

Not ever problem has tech solution. We can’t science the shit out of every situation.

There is more at stake today than in any story ever told.
And how lucky we are the we are here and we are us.
Turn towards the problem of your choosing. Drop everything and solve it ūüôā

– Matt Damon

So Simulation or¬†not, there is now question what we have to do …

I invite you to join me in this quest to build a better future. There are so many quest we can go and solve together. And many of them are urgent. They are critical if we as humans are going to continue to live here on our Spaceship. Or else we get off at the next stop. And it’s cold and lonely out in space away from our beloved former home.

I choose to believe that the universe loves me and that we live in some kind of Matrix, where I can decide my own future and how I act and what I do. My own form of Free Will ūüôā

/Lord Sillion
I am your Future Captain of Spaceship Earth

 

Peace In Our Time

Peace In Our Time

Peace In Our Time РFamous words that is somewhat difficult to live by and make happen. And an absolute must in the long-term if we, as humans, are going to continue to live on our beloved Spaceship orbiting the sun.

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We Come In Peace – To Plant our Flags of Peace

Mission Peace

It was about a week before the big event here in Varberg on August 27th 2016, that I was contacted by Anna Linton. She is one of 2 founders and the Creative Manager for the big peace concert called Notes For Peace. The Challenge was this:

During the day before the evening concert, there are to be lots of activities spread out on 8 stations around the fortress in Varberg. There were also to be a quiz walk with a stop on each station. Beside the ordinary quiz question on each station, there where also to be a dialog question around peace on each station. Now Anna needed a Conversation Hosts on each station to get the dialog going.

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All The Conversation Hosts РChristian Dahlqvist РDaniel Stintzing РMichael Sillion РJörgen Welter РChristian Grönlund -Anna Numell РSteve Cook -Kajsa Jeppson РRebecca Tomstad РLisa Vallo РMartin Jordö

Was I up to the task to find suitable hosts for each station that would spread joy and love?
Yes I was!

I reached out in my network and after a couple of days I had a made a team of 11 amazing people. I’m all for building a community around each event I go to, so I started a Facebook chat with all the Conversation Hosts and got them to answer¬†2 of my favorite questions:

1.Why did you chose Planet Earth to live on?
2.And what do you have burning passion for?

The answers I got made me all warm and fuzzy inside ‚̧

How did it go then? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is a big topic and I must go deeper into my inner parts first.

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Tony Stark: Isn’t that the end-goal? Peace in our time! – Avengers: Age Of Ultron

What Is Peace Then?

Yes, what is peace and how do we achieve it?

There are 2 meanings of the word peace:

1.freedom from disturbance; tranquillity.
2.a state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended.

I call them Inner and Outer Peace. We start with Inner Peace because I, as many others, believe that to have true Peace and Prosperity we have to start from the inside.

Whoa, wait? Now you through another word in there, prosperity?

Yes, I will come to that in a moment.

Finding Inner Peace is no easy task. For starters it is not something that is either on or of. It is a practice and a skill. Like the legend of the to wolves:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. ‚ÄúA fight is going on inside me,‚ÄĚ he said to the boy.
‚ÄúIt is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil ‚Äď he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.‚ÄĚ He continued, ‚ÄúThe other is good ‚Äď he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you ‚Äď and inside every other person, too.‚ÄĚ
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, ‚ÄúWhich wolf will win?‚ÄĚ
The old Cherokee simply replied, ‚ÄúThe one you feed.‚ÄĚ

Or Yin &¬†Yang that is featured so prominent in mine and my daughters new favorite movie: ¬†Kung Fu Panda 3. It’s about finding oneselves true value and becoming a better version of oneself.

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Master Oogway finding Inner Peace in Kung Fu Panda 3

Outer Peace then? The old definition of peace is the absence of war. The period between 2 wars. And for a long period in human history this has been the case. War and violence has been big part our history. But that is slowly coming to and end. Hearing Steven Pinker talk about his research and reading his book: The Better Angels of Our Nature, makes it clear that our modern society has never been so free of conflict ever before in history.

Here is what I think. I think that Outer Peace should no longer be the absence of war but the opposite of war. Not something we get when we are not fighting in some way our another but something we aspire to and work hard to achieve.

A new way of life. To build a better prosperous and flourishing society here on Planet Earth. Where we can all share the riches of our way of life and live in harmony with the fruits of a both socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society.

And it will always be struggle and journey to train in the skills needed to maintain such a society. Both on larger scale by finding Outer Peace between us and first foremost by staring in training and helping every citizen feeding their good wolf on the inside.

Peace is a skill we need to learn and become better at, and finally master in each and every generation born. – Lord Sillion

Is it like Alain de Botton says in this fantastic conversation: Design Matters. We are fragile human beings, that are barely holding it together under the surface. Civilisation is a thin veil.
Or isn’t it?
I think not.

One thing for sure is that every one of us can easily through a bone to the bad wolf now and again. And we know that it is not so much dictated how we are on the inside, but also in what company we are surrounded by. It is very easy to follow the tribe as a social animal.

And here in lies all of our responsibility. To be the good company of others.

To speak up and act when we hear, see and feel that something is not living up to the way we want our society to be.

Varberg Calling

My “interest”¬†in Peace probably started when I was young. Learning of the importance kindness from the comic Bamse. Later in my thirties and came across The Scarry Guy who had a very unique way being¬†on a mission to create World Peace.

My real journey began late in 2014 when Started working on project called Varberg Calling For Peace celebrating the 100 year anniversary of peace conference held here in Varberg in 1915 that in some way or from laid the foundation for the League of Nations.

We helped many interesting projects come to life in the name of peace and I also for the first time came into contact with Mark Nelson and his concept of Peace Innovation Lab.

Here you can here me talk with Jon & Malin about Varberg Calling for Peace in Swedish.

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Together! We create the Future Together!

Prosperous Profiteering
[We Come In Peace ;)]

Of course one of that absolute largest reasons we still have war in the world today is the¬†Military‚Äďindustrial complex¬†and other Companies and Conglomerates that profiteer on selling stuff to¬†people with fear in their hearts. People who have fed their bad wolf a long time, both on the receiving and severing end of the deal.

The reasons we are so good at killing each others in some parts of the world is that we have the tools to do it, on a mass scale. And once we have done it, it escalates into a bad spiral with people feeding their bad wolves.Military‚Äďindustrial complex

There is no denying that when there is profit to be made on a large-scale, on war-profiteering, there we will always be some bad apples willing to do it. And as long as we let them continue and that they have the money and power, to continue buying their permission to do it, they will continue.

One way to protest is to continue to say no and no, again and again. We have done that for many years and it’s a slow progress.

The other way that Mark suggest is that, we in an ever-increasing scale, make it more profitable to make money on making peace. We outcompete war. We invent ever more peace technologies that connects the world and make it easier to feed the good wolf in both ourselves and our fellow tribesmen and human beings.

All we want is, not to be alone and feel connected to the people around us. Both in peace and war. And I don’t know about you, but I much prefer connecting in Peace.

And it’s not that we lack suffering and challenges that brings us closer. Because according to Sebastian Junger (the author of Tribe) we never feel so connected and close together as when we are faced with a threatening environment or challenge.

We can just chose, to put the real challenges of living 9 billion people together on a Spaceship going around the sun. With enough for everyone, to live an interesting life.

We have so many fuck-ups and man-made problems to deal with for now to go around the world, that we have our hands filled for years solving our 17 global challenges. So let’s concentrate on them. Is it going to get a lot worse before it gets better or the other way around?

It’s time to Unfuck the world.

Peace Day [P-Day]

Now how did it go on the big P-Day here in Varberg. Notes For Peace as the event is called is continuation on the Varberg Calling For Peace project and was born during that process. And as such they made it into whole experience.

Inner Peace Yoga

It all started in the early morning with some morning yoga on one of our fabulous beaches in Varberg where everyone was invited to dress in Peace White. I and Daniel, one my fellow Conversation Host, where the brave souls who went early to a modernly chilly morning wind by the sea to do yoga barefoot in the soft sand. This fabulous grounded feeling alone made it worth it. And the awesome feeling to feel connected to other brave souls all clad in white by the sea was a feeling I will not soon forget.

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Morning Yoga on the Beach all in white

Host Lunching

Then by noon it was time for all us host to get together with lunch to get to know each other and share our stories why went to create a better society together. Almost all them is people I have the privilege to get to know during my 5 year journey in becoming a Future Captain. Most of them did not know each other is was a very warm getting together lunch  where everyone could tell their story in response to my 2 questions above.

We all hugged and I felt truly connected to my fellow humans. ‚̧

Host Away!

Then it was time for our “Away mission”. All of my host got their own station¬†with their own activity and questions to discuss with all the people taking the Quiz Walk. The stations or questions¬†was as below. Feel free to comment below on what you feel and think.

1 Fairy Tale Time
This was some nice sofas where children and families read fairy tales together. Here we talked about our favorite music and why music is important to peace?

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Christian on The Fairy Tale 

2 The future of Transportation
How can you make a better world with sustainable transportation?

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Christian talking the future of electric vehicles

3 Our 17 Global Goals
This was a guide to UN’s 17 Global¬†Goals.
What goals are important you and how do you want to work with achieving them?

4 Speakers Corner
At Speakers Corner there were some really inspiring people giving short 8 minutes talk on creating a better world all day. I was one of them. More on that below.
Here the question was: What people are important to you?

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Daniel on important people

5 Bravery and Courage
This was the climbing cube station where we talked about bravery.
When are you brave?

6 Making Someone Happy
When did you make someone happy?

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Steve & Martin about making people happy

7 Yoga & Mindfullness
The last 2 stations where at the our city beach in Varberg and here pole could attended family yoga and mindfulness also with their feet in the sand.
Question: How do you rest your mind and brain?

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Anna at the Yoga beach

8 What Is Peace? & making Peace Flags
Here people could make their own peace flags and plant them in the sand. (Do you have a flag? Stealing Empires with the cunning use of flags РEddie Izzard)
We talked about: How do you create Peace?

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Kajsa talking about What is Peace? and making Peace flags

In the name of Peace
[Should we brand it peace?]

During the evening all we hosts got together again to eat and talk in the sunset on-top of the Fortress wall, all while the Peace Concert where warming up below. Our best conversation we had, was around the brand and name Peace itself. This was a big questing that we struggled with during our whole celebration year of Varberg Calling for Peace in 2015. Because as I say below many of the people involved in our projects and that showed up on our open call meetings, where not the people busy working making money and creating our common future. The very people we wanted to show up and take part in commercial projects creating our future.

To many peace is has its roots during the hippie- and peace-movements during the 60ties and the 70ties. World Peace is something that volunteers and help organisations are working with and not something business and people do in their daily work and activities. Peace Work is something that you do by giving charity.

The rest of the times we are busy working and doing our hobbies.

This is of course the big challenge as we build our future with all our collective thoughts and activities.

Peace and Prosperity will only come when we work on it full-time in our companies, communities, families and societies. Should we then call it Peace?

Or what should we call it?

Much of what we do when we build a better future,  some of us have chosen to call it Impact. Like Impact Investing, Impact Navigators, Impact Journey and the Nordic Impact Week we are going to now in September in San Francisco.

Is this a good word for Peace?

Even the artist have a hard time telling us what Peace is, as I will talk about now below.

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All the hosts talking about what peace is and how do we create it?

The Main Chorus 

Now it was time the main event or The Main Chorus of the P-Day. (pun intended)

The event took place on really massive stage in front the Fortress and the sea in Varberg. Together with¬†Stockholm Concert Orchestra and some of Sweden’s most cherished artists, when it comes to spreading the important message of love, took on the stage infront of a massive crowd.

The weather had been on top all day. After a couple of cold and rainy weeks we got 3 days of fantastic summer heat culminating on this day. All artist delivered some their best songs accompanied by the Stockholm Concert Orchestra. And the main treat for me and many of my geek friends was when the Orchestra played the whole Star Wars medley on their own. I had goosebumps all over my body and soul.

It was a perfect commentary and “What If?” question on war and peace. Can we only get peace by fighting a war to get it? Like our latest World War II. Or the rebellion in Star Wars? (Is the rebellion good or bad?) Is Peace worth dying for? ¬†(when so many people¬†die fighting other fights).

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Notes For Peace – The Concert!

I had also spent the week leading up to P-Day watching a lot of content on love and war. Like Oliver Stone’s documentary series on what really happened with World War II. And Alain De Botton on Love. And of course listening to the fascinating book Tribe by Sebastian Junger.

And when it came to the artist they all shared their thoughts in peace. Peace is love. And it comes from your heart. So the consensus is that Peace starts with Inner Peace at least.

But what comes after? Like I have talked about above. If we are going to live in a world  of peace and prosperity we have to get so much better at doing it. How do we do that?

And that My friends some of us talked about on stage at Speaker Corner during the day:

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Björn Natthiko Lindeblad РAm I my thoughts? And am I my flesh costume? 

I Want A Peace Of Your Mind!

Speakers Corner is warm place for me to talk about, because I am a Public and Keynote Speaker myself. I was give a spot to do a 8 minute talk on stage with many of my fellow speaking heroes like Micke Gunnarson and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad. I was really exited and wanted to deliver something extra on the subject on Peace. As I am a Future Captain and call my self Captain Future of [Framtidskapten in Swedish] I wanted to inspire people with tools and thoughts about how we create the future.

I gave a quick glance of my concept I have put together over the years that now finally has name ūüôā

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Lord Sillion asking how we create the future on Speakers Corner

SKATE into the Future

I have collected and curated thousands of hours of content on how become better versions of ourselves and create a better future for all of us. I wanted sum it up in one short model where I try to include everything important. Into a toolbox that I call SKATE into the Future.

My talk on stage: Lord Sillion – SKATE into the Future. Since we live on the side of Spaceship Earth – Steve choose to film it tilted ūüėČ

Here you will get the very short and summed up model. I do workshops, seminars and keynote speeches on this topic as a Future Captain. Please join me in this quest.

SKATE into the Future

[S]illy

To solve out problems we need to get creative and invent the future. Innovation & Creativity all starts with Silliness, Humor and Curiosity. In order get a great idea we need to have 100 silly ideas first. Eventually one of those ideas evolve into an awesome idea by having sex with other ideas. And it do that in company of other ideas.

Get Silly and have Silly ideas!
Laugh and get people around you into a happy and silly mode!
Be curious! Ask a lot of silly questions!

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Steve being Silly

[K]ind

In Kindness I mean the skill and ability of empathy, compassion, mindfulness and happiness. The ability to feed the good wolf in oneself and others.

You all know people who are good at this skills when you meet them. And it is skill, because you can must train it, to be good at it, on daily basis.

It’s all about being kind to and aware of yourself, and your surroundings. By having an Open Heart, Open Mind and Open Will. Join in on the Ulab course¬†this fall:¬†Transforming Business, Society, and Self –¬†Leading from an emerging future¬†and learn these skills. And celebrate kindness.

[A]wesome

We can all be awesome at something, if we choose to. It takes practice and dedication. It’s part of doing lifelong learning and by realising we are never fully learned in a skill. It is also about finding what is true for ourselves. On how we can contribute to building a better society and future.

The pursuit of knowledge and awesomeness is a lifelong quest. In that quest we also transform ourselves, our mids and literally rewire our brains to new level of understanding ourselves and the world around us. I have written another great post on how we Level Up Our Minds.

Level up you Mind, Body and Heart in a lifelong quest towards Awesomeness!

[T]ogether

We are not alone. Well, many of us are today. But we are not supposed to be. We are a highly social animal that have lived in small to medium-sized tribes during our entire history, just until last 1oo years maybe. Then¬†we were sold on the idea of individualism and living alone or in a¬†nuclear family in a house by ourselves. Sure we go and work with others¬†during they day but we all feel that there is something missing. We all feel it when we are on social media. Some say it’s strange to hug your smartphone the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do before you fall asleep. It is nothing strange with that. The smartphone is our connection to the tribe that our souls are missing.

This is the backside of our society. Loneliness, depression and suicide are on our biggest problems in our modern society. And we can fix it. Just becoming aware of it will start us thinking, talking and doing something about it.

All of our challenges, innovation and events we will do together. That’s how we do the future and win!¬†

I wrote along pies alone on me chasing it as my word: Together.

[E]levate & [E]xplore 

We are all procrastinators. And we all boost ourselves in the company of other great people. We are terrible at making good decisions on our own. They way to solve this is to spend time in the right company. Where we all inspire and lift each others up.

And when we all perform better and are held accountable for our actions, it is much easier to go out and explore a brave new path into a more prosperous future!

Elevate and challenge others to become the best versions of themselves and seek out the company of others who can elevate you in kind. And go out and explore a better path and direction into the future together!

Love – In The Name Of

Events like Notes For Peace is just the beginning of a¬†trend towards a more prosperous future. Still¬†it’s not going to be cakewalk either into the future. There are many people lock into the other arc of fear and feeding the bad wolf. But at least¬†we get to celebrate with this big amazing events and getting together. They have their events in mass media and social media bubble spreading fear, hate and missinformation.

Note For¬†Peace ended with all the artist singing U2’s –¬†Pride (In the Name of Love)

We just have to make our events warmer, better, more often and spreading love in more that one way. So ….

Join in on the celebration towards a more peaceful society ‚̧

And thanks everyone embarking on this journey and exploration into our future!

Remember: SKATE into the future:

Be Silly!
Be Kind!
Be Awesome!
Be Together!
Elevate Others & Explore Our Emerging Future!

/Lord Sillion
Your Future Captain of Spaceship Earth

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SKATE into the Future: Silly – Kind – Awesome – Together – Elevate & Explore