Dare!

Every Day we chose the red pill or the blue pill. What does the red and the blue pill mean to you?

For me taking the red pill means it means something like the quote from Overwatch

“Never accept the world as it appears to be
Dare to see it, for what it could be”

Taking the blue means pulling the sheet up over my head and do tomorrow what I could do to day. (I do that somedays too)

Matrix_Ninja

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future

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Take Me To Your Leader

Take Me To Your Leader

Where are we going? Who is our leader? If someone where to come to you with the classical line “Take me to your leader”, where would you take them? 

Oh and if you are Marvel and listening. Take me to your leader so that I can join in the Civil War campaign 🙂

Take me to your Leader … Now!

Agent Coulson - Take me to your leader

Agent Coulson – Take me to your leader

Protect The World – Be The Shield

I’ve just finished watching season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. …

I know! I’m bit behind and I wonder why it took me so long. I was on track for season one in time for Captain America: Winter Soldier. That movie is one of my favorite movies in recent years. So is it that wasn’t in time for Avengers: Age of Ultron (also a new favorite) last spring. I guess season 2 got of on slow start and it slipped through my fingers. Because the rest of season 2 has been a blast with me doing at least one episode per day. I’m not really a binge watcher, because my mind usually spins up after me watching anything exiting and I need to do some creative writing or blogging after that.

So here is why I’m so exited. It’s all about changing and protecting the world. For all the right reasons and with all the right methods. And the hardship and the dilemma in doing just that.

And the question how we should be led into our future. As we are witnessing all over the world democracy is having some problems right now. With all sorts of un-democratic people and political parties rising to power.

The mass media who is supposed to watch the power and what the power are doing has been shooting the world in our foot for so many years now that it has gotten out of hand. Because what happens when all the headlines are filled with fear and catastrophes, for as long as we can remember, we think the world is burning in the end, and that triggers Authoritarianism, as it turns out.

We need a new type of leadership and visionaries to lead us into this emerging future. And we need Guardians and Custodians of Spaceship Earth to make this future.

So who should we put in charge of leading Spaceship Earth into a prosperous future?

A Future Dojo – School

I dream I have is to create some form of Dojo or school where we can train all those Future Captains, Planetary Guardians and Planetary Custodian we are in such dire need of. And apparently there are many millions of us who would be interested in making Planet Earth a better place to live. They are called Cultural Creatives.

Are you interested in starting a school for this Future heroes as well? 

I will dive more into this in coming episodes of my podcast: Framtidspodden

A Moral Compass

And Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. is not just another pointless action series without any real storytelling messages buried inside it. It’s the real deal filled with questions and philosophy. For all of us that longs for a time when Captain Picard was our moral compass.

Jean Luc Picard

Captain Jean Luc Picard

We Don’t Need No Civil War

And it all wounds up for what I think will be this years both most important and best movie – Captain America: Civil War. If it can stir up as much thoughtful storytelling as Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron and  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. all have.

In the words from Cold Hand Luke in the Guns’s and Roses song:

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can’t reach…
So, you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N’ I don’t like it any more than you men.”

“I don’t need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain’t that fresh
I don’t need your civil war”

I’m Your Captain, Marvel

I will not dig into Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and catch up well before Civil War in time to think more about and also host some great events around it.

Twitter and Facebook is already in the go with the #TeamCap and #TeamIronman campaigns.

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

I think Captain America stands for true leadership and the way forward into the future.

What would be cool for me as a Future Captain and Ambassador of The Future, is get in on the action and make all the GALA premiers of Civil War to awesome, thoughtful events. Or any more of the coming Superhero movies. I’m very interested in Ghost in the Shell as well 🙂

So Marvel if you are listening. Please Contact we me! For the sake of Spaceship Earth!

/LordSillion – Captain Future

I’m #TeamCap!

 

 United we stand - Divide we fall -- Captain America: Civil War - 27 April in Sweden

United we stand – Divide we fall — Captain America: Civil War – 27 April in Sweden

 United we stand - Divide we fall -- Captain America: Civil War - 27 April in Sweden

United we stand – Divide we fall — Captain America: Civil War – 27 April in Sweden

Together

Together

One Word?

What is your one word?

Today, Tonight or Tomorrow? It may change over time. Form month to month or from hour to hour. But right now, what is your one word that you live by?

For me it’s Together!

It sums up one of my craziest weeks ever with a finale in tears of joy at Urban Burn.

Count Collab & Captain Future at Urban Burn (Olle Bjerkås & Lord Sillion)

Count Collab & Captain Future at Urban Burn (Olle Bjerkås & Lord Sillion)

Four Two (42) – We Do It Together

I knew from the beginning, that this week would be another milestone in my life. That I would turn out transformed in the end of it. And by that I mean more transformed than usual. It was week full of excitement, inspiration, realisations and love. The great finale was the Urban Burn event in Stockholm.

As I finished it, by watching Avengers: Age Of Ultron, with Sara Modig’s husband and children, one word really stood out: Together. It’s the word Captain America uses several times to describe how to face an unseemingly large challenge. And how I, as Captain Future, would like us to face the future. We face it together! This is the third time I watch Age of Ultron and it was even better this time, filled with so many parallels to our challenges. The best movie of 2015 for me. Check out what I wrote last time about it: We Save the World Together, as I filled a whole page with my takeaways. And it also couples together with the theme of the next Captain America movie: Civil WarDivided We Fall. But United We

Ultron: How do you hope to stop me?
Tony Stark: Like the old man said, Together.

Together [Tillsammans] was also the theme of this week’s Pecha Kucha I did in Varberg. More on that below.

My Crazy Week of Together

“Peace In Our Time” – Tony Stark

The week stared on Sunday. I joined in the closing ceremony for a year and half long project here in Varberg called Varberg Calling for Peace. A project that Jon & Malin, who I talk to in my podcast Framtidspodden, has facilitated. It’s project that have brought modern thinking into how we create the peaceful creative society we want. It’s been done by coordinating lots of small and big events. Often through open creative meetings they call: Open Call. Where everyone can participate in innovating the events we want to create. Since we didn’t want the energy to end we had an event where everyone could write down something on a big yellow pilates-ball. That we then passed on to someone who was tasked in keeping the idea or event alive. Mine was to create The Future-Dojo, that I have talked about before. Where we gather a lot of creative activities together in one big creative mesh. Like an incubator, a co-corcing place, a cafe, a mentor center, a Future Center, a MakerSpace, a playground and son on with lots of activities like Hackathons and Lunch-beats. The sky is the limit.

Malin - Sillion - Jon Varberg Calling for Peace - A Future-Dojo

Malin – Sillion – Jon Varberg Calling for Peace – A Future-Dojo

And I aslo believe if we are to build a better world together, it’s not just something we can do in our “spare time”, when we are not “working” for money. It has to be done in all activities in all levels of society. We have to be able to make and earn money down what the world needs. And the other way around. Not making any money when we do the wrong things unto the world.

The more people what spend their waking hours building a better world the quicker we will get there. We do it to- … wait for it … -gether 🙂

Success & Entrepreneurship

I stared my week by prepping for my Framtidslunch [Future Lunch] and my Pecha Kucha by studying John Spence and his take on Success. With the YouTube clip and my show notes.

I also visited a great lunch seminar with Jannike Åhlgren about the new incubator Potential.VBG, in my hometown Varberg. An incubator is a place where newly started businesses sit together to get a much more successful launch. It’s all about the environment. You become like the people you spend the most time with.

Success comes from being together with other awesome people!

Future Lunch [Live Your Legend Local]

On the Tuesday it was time for my Framtidslunch [Future Lunch] in Varberg. It’s a concept where awesome people get together to boost each other and have some kind of creative workshop together. It’s part of me hosting my Live Your Legend Local events here on the west coast of Sweden.

Tuesday also brings forth the International Women’s Day. It’s been a long fight to give women to become equal citizens with us men. And it’s not over. Watch the movie Suffragette. Where we can see the importance to organise and fight for change, together.

Our next lunch will be in March 22nd in Varberg with the theme pitching. And there will be a Future Party on March 31st as well.

Framtidslunch Varberg 8 March

Framtidslunch Varberg 8 March

Framtidspodden and Social Entrepreneurship

This week I also launched my 6th episode of my podcast Framtidspodden [The Future Pod]. This time it’s an episode in English the Future hero Bert-Ola Bergstrand. Check him out. He is all about solving the worlds problems with entrepreneurship and connect different clusters of creative people all over the world. So that we can learn from each other in a better way and do it together.

Lord Sillion & Bert-Ola in Framtidspodden

Lord Sillion & Bert-Ola in Framtidspodden

Authoritarianism

I also read the best article, that explains the counter forces we are facing. Like the Trump-march in the US. It’s all due to a thing called Authoritarianism. Not a thing, we want more people doing together. And we can’t fight them. The feed of fear and opposition. The best way to disarm them is by not filling the news and media with fear, like what most of massmedia does today. I’ve spoken against this for many years. Fill the news with positive things happening instead.  Solutions, not problems. By leading by example and visions. For every challenge, we answer this 3 questions:

1. What challenge are we facing?
2. What might solve it?
3. How can I help?

Hot As Hell

This winter has yet again been the hottest winter on the north pole that we know of. If we don’t do something soon together, it brings chaos, into the human world, that we don’t want. We act together for a sustainable future!

The Future is a Team Game [Tillsammans]

It’s only fitting that my topic for my 11th Pecha Kucha, I was doing this week, on an evening the theme was Tillsammans [Together]. My own topic on that theme was Framtiden är en Lagsport [The Future is a Team Game]. You can see it here if you know Swedish: Framtiden är en Lagsport.

Lord Sillion Pecha Kucha - Framtiden är en lagsport

Lord Sillion Pecha Kucha – Framtiden är en lagsport

Code Of Conduct

I also got a call from upcoming eSport LAN where they want me to talk about how we get rid of all the Toxicness that is a big challenge for all online gaming. Especial in my favorite game League of Legends. Riot Games has done a great deal to fight it of. Still there some lingering problems that is spreading across the whole of internet. Not just in eSport but on the internet as a whole.

We need a better a Code Of Conduct on how we behave in this world. A Moral Matrix that we can evolve and talk about. I will do my utmost to lift this problem to the surface in creative constructive way. As there are many more LAN-parties coming up this spring in Sweden I would like to visit as many I can and talk on all of them. So if you are an organizer and would like me to talk on your event please contact me.

We do it by being nice to each other both offline and online.

Strength – Health & Happiness — Wim Hof

I also finally watched the documentary with Wim Hof about how he can endure the cold through simple breathing techniques. Watch it here: Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman. I have tried it a couple of times before. This time I downloaded his app and started doing the breathing exercises, with stretching and push ups. I haven’t tried showering in cold water yet. But is about time.

Wim is on a mission. A mission to give all humans more Strength – Health & Happiness. And it is something I think is very important as it will solve a lot problems in the world.

Breath Mother-Fracker!

Framtidsmaskinen and World Cafe

This Thursday I visited Framtidsmaskinen [The Future Machine] in Halmstad. It’s a fair for young entrepreneurs, coupled with a great event for us grown ups as well. We did a World Cafe event where we talked about how to make the world more creative and what we ourself, could do to make it happen… Together 🙂

We finished it of by pledging, what each and every one of us, could do. I promise to keep doing my Future Lunches twice a month and also do a Future Breakfast and a Future Party (all in the spirit of Live Your Legend) once a month.

Next Future Lunch is 22 March in Varberg

Be the SHIELD

It is finally Friday and I’m of to Stockholm to attend a large-scale indoor Burn. It’s a Burning Man event called Urban Burn. On my way there, I watched an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season 3 where Coulson explains why he risks his life, to do, what he does. He does it to protect those who can’t, protect themselves. And the number of accepted casualties is always ZERO. They protect us, by being a great team.

“They are the reason there is a SHIELD” – Agent Coulson 

SXSW – South by South West

There is also a festival going on in Austin, Texas, this week called SXSW (South by South West). It’s one of the worlds largest creative festivals. Where people get together to be inspired and get more creative energy. I’ve been longing to go for 4 years now and I promised to go next year now with Sara and others.

From this year there are at least 2 awesome keynotes from both Jane McGonigal and Barak Obama

Jane McGonigal. Jane shared her speech and I saw it on the train up to Stockholm as well. One thing stood out there as well and it was this:

“The Future is a place where everything can be different” — Jane McGonigal

We can all choose to Believe in a future that is better. And if we can imagine it, we can build it.

Time For Urban Burn

As I arrived in Stockholm I went straight to the Urban Burn festival. I was immediately welcomed, hugged and initiated with the welcome ritual. This is my first Burn and it felt completely overwhelming. Joining this creation in a participatory culture as the final pieces were put in place was exiting.

Welcome home!
Gustaf Josefsson said in his initiating speech and I cried

As everyone has to give I had figured out how was to participate. I was to give with holding to 2 session. One in a Ulab Theroy U coaching circle and the other in how we activate the Hive-Switch (Where we become more than ourselves) in out brains. Which is especially easy at a festival of this kind.

Flower

Space Flowers at Urban Burn

Find the Others – Coaching Circle

As I mentioned before I took the MIT MOOC: U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self this fall and are redoing the content and Coaching Circle with the same group this spring. Originally most of us where planing to go here but only Tess and I where able to make it in the end. Tess and I held a great circle with some other burners that can be summed up in phrase: Find the Others. This is big part of my Level Up! concept.

Gustaf Josefsson & Uv Painting

Gustaf Josefsson & Uv Painting

The Avatar – Mushroom Forest

Have you seen one of my favorite movies: Avatar? If you have, did you wonder what it would be like running around in the luminescent night forest? I just found out. It can’t be explained. It has to be experienced. And I did in the awesome Magical Mushroom Forest installation at Urban Burn. So cool!

forest

mushroom-lord

The Magical Mushroom Forest at Urban Burn

The Avatar – Magical Mushroom Forest at Urban Burn

Hugging

And everywhere we went we greeted each other with a hug. And the not the formal kind. Instead is was long warm loving hugs. This how I want the future to be. There were even a booth where you could Kiss A Stranger. If you wanted to. You stared into a strangers eyes for 2 minutes,, then kissing was optional. “Live a little” ❤

Hug more!

Hug more!

Rave Yoga

One of the coolest thing I experienced there was a Dance Yoga session with Christian Wigardt. Even the Downward Facing Dog was done while swaying the hips from side to side. The best yoga I have done so far.

Dance Yoga with Christian Wigardt - Photo: Michaela Mika Neiglick

Dance Yoga with Christian Wigardt – Photo: Michaela Mika Neiglick

Rave [Turning on the Hive-Switch]

And the there was the dancing together! To Rave music. The last hour of Saturday was a special gig by Jesper Lejfjord with an awesome kind of Dubstep I never heard before.

I went completely bonkers. Deep in the Hive-Switch / I love everybody – territory, I danced like I never done before. 

Rave at Urban Burn

Rave at Urban Burn

Imagine

I one of the tents I joined in a sing along session. We did Imagine at least 4 times. My eyes filled with tears of joy. That powerful feeling when you do it together!

Hack the Future

On Sunday I went to visit the last part of the Hackathon Hack For Sweden #Hack4Swe. This was a great Hackathon with lots of creative solutions. There and on the way home I spoke to several people like Mattias Östmar and Darja Isaksson about what we can do to create more creative Hackathons.

A Hackathon not so much an event where you go to see or listen in the classical passive way. It’s a new type of event in the participatory culture category, like the Burns and the Un-conferences. Where all the attending people are participating in co-creating the event.

I think we can do a more creative type of event where we bring in people from different type of creative groups. I’m have a lot in mind like: Hackers, Coders, Designers, Cosplayers, Streamers, YouTubers (Vloggers), Entrepreneurs, Startup people, Information Officers, NERF-hackers, Steampunkers, Makers, Burners, Gamers, Geeks, LARPers, Artists, Thinkers, Bloggers, Scientists

I am fascinated with the creative power in many of these groups. Many of them are fans of pop-culture worlds and works. They in turn can have many fans them selves, from hundreds up to millions of fans. Think what that would do to an event. If you can come co-create with some your favorite idols. At first you would come there as fan and being starstruck. Then after a while that will wear off and we would actually realize that we all have our creative talents in some way. That when we work together, with different angles to view a challenge ora problem, we are much more likely to come up with new innovative solutions.

I get exited just thinking about it.

Who is with me?
How can we do this together?
For a more creative Future?

@LordSillion @pernillan @mattiasostmar at #Hack4Swe

@LordSillion @pernillan @mattiasostmar at #Hack4Swe

I’m Lord Sillion – I’m Captain Future

I also meet with one of my oldest friends, Ulrika. We talk about lot’s of stuff. She has been with me, on my whole 20 year journey, into the person I am today. She was the first girl who made me dare talking to girls. I was a very shy person back in 1995 when we first started studying together in Norrköping. Today she helped me thinking about what I should call myself going into my future.

Am I a?

Future Captain (Framtidskapten)
Future Strategist (Framitdsstrateg)
Future Hacker (Framtidshackare)
Future Visionary (Framtids Visionär)

Ambassador of The Future (Framtidsambassadör)

Or all of the above?

How should make a living doing all the stuff I have talk about in this post so far? And more?

I believe in a Creative Future. A future we create together. In a social participatory way.

Tony Stark: Does anybody remember when I put a missile through a portal, in New York City? We were standing right under it. We’re the Avengers, we can bust weapons dealers the whole doo-da-day, but how do we cope with something like that?
Steve Rogers: Together.
Tony Stark: We’ll lose.
Steve Rogers: We do that together too.

/LordSillion
Who am I, now 
again?

Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

My Pecha Kucha:

Min Kompass

Min Kompass

Vart är vi på väg?

Vart är jag på väg?

Jag pratar ofta om att vi saknar några visioner om vart vi är på väg som samhälle. Och många företag idag har ingen vision om det värde dom skapar för oss alla. Och vi människor är ofta helt lost när det gäller vår egen och gruppens riktning i livet.

Själv har jag under dom senaste 4 åren varit med om en fantastisk resa med nya insikter och massor med nya vänner och upplevelser. Jag vet att jag är på väg in i en framtid som jag hade svårt att föreställa mig för 4 år sen eller förstå min del av.

Det Kallas Tvivel

Ändå kommer tvivlet flera gånger i veckan. Om mitt värde och vad jag har att bidra med. Och jag vet att den är vanligt i alla människor, även dom som tycks ha så mycket värde att bidra med och är, vad både dom själva och vi andra, skulle kalla för framgångsrika. Speciellt idag när jag haft organiserat en Framtidslunch med just temat Framfång & Success. Inför lunchen har jag ägnat en vecka åt att tänka på ämnet mer än vanligt och sett och lyssnat på många kloka människor som pratar om det. Jag fastnade speciellt för John Spence som jag skriver om här: Success with John Spence.

Jag har många tankar kring hur vi ska skapa en bättre framtid tillsammans. Jag har dock inte listat ut hur jag ska försörja mig på det ännu. Jag är dock övertygad om att det är detta som jag inte kan sluta göra.” It is my element” som Ken Robinson kallar det.

What is the work, you can’t not do? – Scott Dinsmore

Så tankarna går naturligtvis till vad mitt värde som tänkare på framtiden är och hur jag kan försörja min familj på det? Vi lever ju fortfarande inuti det system som vi vill förändra med räkningar att betala varje månad. Hur ska jag få detta pussel att gå ihop? Vad är min roll? Jag vet att jag vill föreläsa och hålla workshops om det.

Min Kompass

Vem jag är i denna process har förändrats över åren. Min Kompass pekar dock fortfarande åt samma håll som den gjort i hela min resa. Mina 2 stora intressen som jag haft sedan ung är dels naturen och hur vi tar hand om vårt Rymdskepp Jorden som vi åker på. Hur kan vi använda vetenskap och kreativitet för att lösa våra utmaningar. Och det andra stora intresset (jag har många) har varit spel av alla de slag. Brädspel, Rollspel, Kortspel, Startegispel, och Datorspel av olika slag. Många av Blizzards spel och nu på senare år nästan bara League Of Legends. Och inom brädspel är det alla moderna Eurogames. Med dom har jag tränat min hjärna på mängd olika sätt. Dom ger också en klar insyn pengar är bara ett medel för att uppnå det vi vill, inte själva målet. I moderna spel går vinner inte den som har mest pengar utan den som gjorde bäst saker med dom 🙂

Be Kind! – Hur blir man en bra Människa?

Jag har också alltid hållet vikten av att vara snäll och bete sig bra mot andra som väldigt viktigt. Något som jag tror kom i stora delar från att jag läste Bamse som liten. Jag förvånas nu över att det aldrig var en stor del av vad man fick lära sig när man växte upp. Hur man blir en bra männsika, hur man beter sig mot andra och hur man tar hand om sig egen kropp och hjärna på bästa sätt. Och varför vi detta inte är det absolut viktigaste vi lär ut till både barn och vuxna? För det är inget man lär sig och sen vet man det. Det är en färdighet. Som en muskel som man ständigt tränar.

Life is a Practice!

Så vem är jag egentligen?
Och vart är jag och vi på väg?

TeamGame

Klarhet om Framtiden

Jag fick äntligen på lite klarhet i det i höstas. Jag såg ett klipp med Sir Ken Robinson som sammanfattar både de utmaningar vi står inför och vad vi behöver träna på för att lösa dom, så himla bra, på bara 6 minuter. Jag har sett det massor med gånger och skriver kort om det här:

How To Create The Future?

Ken Robinson - We need , Creativity - Compassion - Composure Collaboration

Ken Robinson – We need: Creativity – Compassion – Composure – Collaboration

Sen hoppade jag även på en MOOC: U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self som vi nu gör om, för andra gången, i en helt fantastisk coaching circle. Wow säger jag bara. Min riktning och kompass har aldrig lyst klarare. Ändå så är det förvirrat hur jag ska ta mig framåt ibland. Här är vad jag kommit på hitintills:

Captain Future at your Service

Den roll och identitet som jag letat efter finns ju inte riktigt ännu. Så jag skapade den själv. Jag kallar det för Framtidskapten. Som Framtidskapten tar man riktning på den framtid vi vill skapa tillsammans och guidar oss alla att ta oss dit. Man kan se det som att vi är på många små skepp som åker omkring. Dessa skepp är våra tribes, städer, företag, organisationer, grupperingar, familjer och länder. Och sen var vi det stora moderskeppet Spaceship Earth. Jag lotsar oss in i framtiden.

Framtidskapten = Navigator, Strateg, Inspiratör och Ambassadör till Framtiden

Vem är det som tar ut riktning på vart vi ska och och vilket håll ror vi åt. Ror vi åt olika håll på samma båt och och är våra båtar på väg åt helt olika håll? Hur går det då för moderskeppet? Vi behöver massor med framtidskaptener och framtidshjältar som ser till vi kommer in i en bättre framtid.

Och detta är absolut inget som ska göras “på fritiden” utanför våra “jobb”. Detta är något måste genomsyra hela vårt samhälle och all den aktivitet och sysselsättning som vi gör om dagar och nätter. Vårt liv på Planeten Jorden är på riktigt och vi måste sluta att ta det för givet innan det är för sent.

Som framtidskapten letar man även upp och tränar andra Framtidshjältar. Som Captain America i Avengers. [I am Geek to the Core]. I am also #TeamCap

Som framtidshjälte kallar jag mig för Captain Future [Because it’s silly]. Mina framtidskrafter är att få andra att tänka på, prata om, agera på och skapa den framtid vi vill ha. Och att träna sin hjärna, hjärta, kropp och core.

We need more silliness and creativity!

Framtidspodden

Min första ide var att starta en podcast om det. Jag har lyssnat aktivit på massor av podcastar sen 2007 men aldrig känt att jag har haft något eget att berätta… för än nu. Nu var det dags för Framtidspodden där vi börjat parat om hur vi gör på riktigt. För det börjar bli bråttom. Vi har precis haft en rekordvarm vinter på nordpolen och det finns massor med medborgare som inte vet hur man beter sig på, eller hur man använder det bästa verktyg vi har, för att lösa våra utmaningar: Nämligen internet.

Do we have a how to make a human kit? – Alain de Botton

Jag satsar hårt på att prata med alla dessa Framtidshjältar, som jag kallar alla dom som redan aktivt deltar i att skapa en bättre framtid.

Välkommen att lyssna på dom i Framtidspodden

Framtidspodden

Framtids-Dojo

Jag vill även skapa ett sätt att hjälpa entreprenörer, företagare, frilansare, barn, ungdomar och alla medborgare på att lära sig allt det som Ken Robinson pratats om. Kanske i ett Framtidscenter som jag kallar Framtids-Dojo.

Jag tänker mig ett sorts framtidscenter som är en stor lokal med många mindre lokaler och verksamheter inuti sig. En central Food Court, Cafe, Scen och Konferenslokaler.

Fler verksamheter: En Inkubator för entreprenörer och startups, Ett Co-Working ställe, Ett MakerSpace och verkstad, En Hinderbana, Tränings och Yoga lokaler med plats Mindfullnesträning, En framtids-förmedling. Ett Coaching och Mentor center.

Lunchbetas, Science-hacks och Hackathons och andra kreativa events ska kunna hållas där.

The sky is the limit 🙂

Det är till för att boosta och träna upp alla medborgare i viktiga färdigheter för framtidens komplexa samhälle.

Framtiden är en lagsport

Vi skapar framtiden tillsammans. Detta är det största projektet i mänsklighetens historia. Kunde vi bygga Pyramider och Stonehedge för så många tusen år sen, utan allt det vi har idag, så ska vi väl kunna ro i hamn detta projektet med, om vi samarbetar på riktigt.

Om detta handlade min Pecha Kucha om som jag hade i Varberg onsdagen den 9 mars. Ämnet för kvällen var tillsammans och min rubrik på mitt tal är:

Framtiden är en lagsport

Här kan du se min Pecha Kucha: Lord Sillion – Framtiden är en lagsport

Och i den lagandan frågar jag dig om hjälp. Hur ska jag göra för att kunna leva på att skapa en bättre framtid? I det system vi har idag?

The Future is a Team Game – Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future

Och jag är din lots in i framtiden 🙂

 

What Are You Made Of?

What Are You Made Of?

We are born into this world like a modeled piece of clay. We don’t stay in this shape for very long. Left to her own devices an infant or a young child will not last long in nature. We need to change, we need to adapt. We need to learn how survive and live together as a tribe. We do this with training. We learn skills from those who already know them. Stories are used to convey wisdom from those who came before us. Then we implement it in our own way and sometimes we innovate and come up with something better. And better is never automatic.

To become better we must fail many times and we have to care enough to get up from our knees and try again. We do this either until we become good or we become better or in some cases we become great at something. Then we become the craft- or thought-leader in that field.

You are not your career. Your ability to follow instructions is not your secret to your success. You are hiding your best work, your best insights, and your best self from us every day. We now how much you care and it’s a shame that the system works overtime to push you away from the people and the projects that you care about. The world does not owe you a living. But just when you needed it, it has open a door, for you to make a difference. It’s to bad that so much time has been wasted. But it would unforgivable to wait any longer. You have the ability to contribute so much. We need you! Now, go make a Ruckus! Namaste 🙂
— Seth Godin, Leap First 

In a good stagnant environment it’s easier to predict – what we need to do – to flourish. In a rapidly changing environment we need to be more adaptive and think on our feet. And come the occasional catastrophe or cataclysmic change only those who are good at adapting and co-operation survives.

What are you made of?

Right now we live in something of a shift in nature, a shift in society, a shift in the economy and shift in the community. Some call it the great acceleration. It’s a place where humans have never been before. It’s our biggest challenge and our biggest opportunity. We can either crumble under the pressure or flourish in abundance.

Sir Ken Robinson talks about the challenges and needs we have, here: How To Create The Future.

The Future

The future will bring all this at an even more rapid pace. And we need to be ready for the change. We must stop fearing change and embrace it. This is no easy feat. In many ways we are afraid of change. And yet our exceptional ability to adapt, to innovate and work together in co-operation has taken us this far. It’s about having a a growth mindset.

If we step up to the coming challenges and are ready, there no end to the possibilities on where we can go together as species on Spaceship Earth. Can we become guardians of Spaceship Earth in time?

Our Part In This

So where do we fit in? You and I? How do we get ready? If we are born ready to change but most of us don’t stay that way. How do we make ourself more ready?

We train. We train deliberately and we train hard and we train together. We lift each other up and hold each other’s back when it gets rough. I call it Level Up. We do it like in a game. We Level Up ourselves, each other, our companies and our organisations. We Level Up our society. We build a better world together.

To do this we need people dedicated to make this happen. Many of us are already doing our parts and roles of this today. Like our schools full of teachers who prepare our young in the daytime. After school it us parents and their various other activities the teach them skills and abilities.

There is a big challenge here of course. Many of the schools and parents prepare our young for the world of yesterday and not the World of Tomorrow. A past world with a stable economy, without the worry of climate change, a world of steady and slow innovation. A world where most people do what they are told at work, and at home they consume for their own private leisure. A world with no common goals and visions, other that to help grow the economy, for the sake of all the companies in it.

And higher education are often terrible at preparing us to this new world. According to Seth Godin there is now correlation between higher education and success.

Life Training

Who leads us and challenges us once we have left school? And where are the training in the many skills essential to flourish in the connection economy? According to people like Tai Lopez and me, we should be able to learn new things every week or day, on our life long journey to excellence. All of us. What did you learn today?

To change this we need a new type of leaders and roles in society. We need Change-Makers, Future Captains, Future Heroes and Mentors. People who can train and lead us thought change our whole lives. People who can set visions and show us the way. To push us through the door. And hold our hands when we get lost. To make us into Door Makers.

Future Captains and Future Heroes

My own part in this is to be a Future Captain. That’s why I call myself Captain Future [El Capitán Futuro].

A Future Captain is a person who finds and trains other Future Captains and Future Heroes. They also help guide organisations and companies in taking a deliberate part in the direction, of the future we make.

Think of it like lots of boats going into The Future – Call them Future Boats. Each Future Boat needs a captain to steer it into The Future. Each boat is also a team of people operating it together. They all need to work on getting the boat forward. Rowing in the same direction, not separate ways. That is the role of a Future Captain. To make that happen. And to coordinate the whole fleet of Future Boats, so that we’re all going in the same general direction.

On Spaceship Earth! Or big ship in space 🙂

A Future Hero is person who takes active part in creating a better future. They have one or several Future Powers that they train and use in real life, to help themselves and others in creating this future. They can form teams with other Future Heroes and/or they can act in any form of organisations to make them better as well. Each Future Boat need one or more Future Heroes.

What Are You Made Of?

We are made, and not born, they way we are. We are made out of clay, not set in stone. We are self-made and made by the influence of others.

If we are singlehandedly made into a specific shape and don’t have the tools nor the presence of other shapers it’s hard to change into something radically different and better. It is of course better if we are made flexible and capable at an earlier age. Although it’s never to late to change.

Once you have found your right combination of thinking, skills, compassion, movement passion and joy. You will have Found Your Element. Your way to flourish. To make your life into a masterpiece.

Then you know what you are made of. What you bleed. What you can’t stop doing.

So what are you made of?
What are you and the people around you making you into?
What can’t you stop doing?

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future

Lord Sillion

This Is What I’m Made Of

I have of course listened to both Seth Godin and the song below the whole day to get the inspiration for this text.

I also launch my podcast called Framtidspodden (The Future Pod) with this post. Where I mostly talk in Swedish and sometimes in English to other Future Heroes.

Framtidspodden