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 – Terry 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 🙂

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 – The 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 🙂

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 “Not” 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 – Collective 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 – and my need to learn – the skills needed – to 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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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 🙂

– 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 🙂

/Lord Sillion
I am your Future Captain of Spaceship Earth

 

May The 4th

Today is #MayThe4th. Find out below why this is important and why we should celebrate it and invent more special days to celebrate!

And do check out my friend Sara Modig’s reason to celebrate and become more Force Attuned here: May The Force Be With You!

Why do we celebrate holidays?

It’s quite easy. We humans need regular reminders of things that is important. Things to think of and things to rejoice in. Both bad & good. And we need more celebration. To celebrate both the small and the big. It is part of being human. I supposed we celebrated when the tribe brought back a big hunt or when we found a tree full of delicious fruits. Even my dog, Lord Milton, gets super excited everyday when it’s time to feed. As we started living in more fictitious worlds were most of the things we do, are very made up, we came up with more creative ways to celebrate.

And today is a very crazy celebration. We celebrate Star Wars DayMay The 4th. If you have to ask the guys in Big Bang Theory will explain it to you.

 

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Happy Star Wars Day from Captain Future!

It’s all made up

As made up holidays goes, this one is a really big one. Even Facebook made a special celebration link for it. Since Star Wars is one of the worlds biggest stories. And us true fans are as fanatic as the fans of the big old stories about Jesus and Jebus 😉

You see, story unites us. It’s the only thing that ever has. And since the J-Guy has so man holidays still, it’s about time we invent new ones for the characters that really moves us. Like Yoda and Obi Wan (Or Lord Vader). I think we need a lot more of these new kind of holidays. That can really unite us behind values we believe in.

It’s not often talked about. But Fairytales has always been the main carrier of the common beliefs that sets the standard on how we build our societies and how we behave. We have just forgotten in our modern busy & busy societies, where somehow we have gotten the idea that Fairytales should just be a way for us to distract and entertain us. Do you even know what entertain means? And the big Fairytale-Companies has jumped on the idea that stories are just for making money, in most cases anyway. There are exceptions. Those how don’t buy or spread the Blockbuster Myth.

For me there are 3 major modern Fairytales and Fairytale Universes that set themselves aside from the rest of the movies. Movies that hover above the rest. That are more than movies. That only get better the more you watch and delve into them. For me as a Geek they are Star Wars and Marvel CU and The Matrix. I will explore them each below.

Star Wars

When I was young I sometimes tried to move object with the force. This because, since the first time I saw the first Star Wars movies I fell in love. There was so much there to love. And I’m not the only one. And I have not yet succeeded in either moving objects or hovering in the air. Except in my dreams where I often can fly or levitate in some form. And of course being a Jedi stands for using all your abilities to do good in the world. Something needed in so many more people in the world today. We can’t get enough Star Wars and what it teaches us.

To dream, to invent, to fly and to be nice!

Marvel

What Marvel Studios have done is nothing short of amazing. They brought so many of the super heroes alive for us. And in such a good way. The characters are charming, filled with energy & humor and just amazing. And they try to do the right thing for the right reason. I am of course talking about the movies with Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Falcon, Ant-Man, Dr.Banner, Loki and Scarlet Witch.

They both celebrate what is to be a hero and using your powers for good.

With great powers comes great responsibilities – Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

The Matrix

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This is the story, that together with Ghost in the Shell, that have had the most influence on my life above anything else, I think. I tell most of my story of me here: Living in The Matrix for 17 years. It opened my already half-opened eyes for a completely new way to view the Reality around me. I now thought it possible to hack my own reality. I made my own matrix hairstyle, my own family name [Sillion] and eventually 15 years later, re-invented my whole life into the journey, that I am now on. Appearing as my Residual Self Image.

I am Captain Future!

And the fact that the world is filled with people who constantly refer to The Matrix, like Tom Bilyeu on Inside Quest who’s mission in life it is, to unplug people from The Matrix. Just like I want to do!

And the awesome panel of 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation? with Neil deGrasse Tyson. There are so many concepts in The Matrix Movies that explores what is to be alive today on Spaceship Earth.

When is Marvel Day and The Matrix Day?

Let’s Celebrate!

To sum it up. There is nothing strange about celebrating holidays build on Fairytales. Every holiday we have are built on some fictitious event or made up reason to celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with that. In a global world we need global stories to come together too. We just need to make sure that the ones we celebrate are in some way taking us further as a species … Together.

I think we need a lot more holidays that celebrates the good parts of being human. To bring us together … as families, as tribes, as societies and as a space faring species on Spaceship Earth.

Let’s Celebrate!

MayThe4htBeWithYou

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future!

#MayThe4htBeWithYou
on Twitter and Instagram

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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

The Force Awakens (Spoiler free)

The Force Awakens (Spoiler free)

What did I take with me after seeing the world premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Find out below and also listen to my Audio podcast with different food for thoughts after the movie: LordTalk – The Force Awakens.

The Force Awakens (Spoiler free)

The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

The world is filled with mystery and wonder. If you like it to be…

And why shouldn’t you? It’s the difference between fun and boring. Some will choose to believe in fairy tales and stories others will believe natural wonders and love. Or both. The key here is to be aware of what you believe in and how you embrace your believes. And not push your wonder down others throats and to respect and understand that other people have different beliefs. To meet them in celebration in the fact that we live in grandeous universe filled with galaxies and wonder. To explore both the science way and the magic way. To go where no man has gone before. To a galaxy far, far away.

As I write this I am of course on my way home after seeing the world premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I have done so together with my brother and childhood friends that I still keep close and continue to celebrate a world of magic, geekdom, boardgames, science and hope for the future with.

Hope is the opposite of despair. Despair leads to hate and depression. Hope is the key to a prosperous future society. Hope is what the world needs more of. It fuels connection, creativity, innovation and flourishing.

One way to feel hope is to share in the celebration of dreams and a wonderful story. Star Wars gives us hope together. Silly hope 🙂

Reflect what it means to you
What is right and wrong?
What is order?
What should we rebel against?

The World Has Woken Up

For I also feel that there has been a tremor in the Force in the real world. That the Force has awoken here too. That forces for good are coming together in a new unprecedented way to discuss and create a new and better future. An epic future we all can believe in and create together.

Still this future lacks leaders and visions. Visions on where we want to take humankind on Planet Earth. What can we do to change that?

Where do you want to go?
Where do you want to take us?
Do you feel that there is a new beginning for our journey?

May the force be with you!

/Lord Sillion
aka Captain Future
HanS olof

Lord Commander - HanS olof

I am Lord Commander – HanS olof

 

How To Create The Future?

How To Create The Future?

The world is changing, more rapidly for every year. And there have been little to none design-thinking and visions behind how we shape this world of ours. That is, into a world we actually can, and want to live in for a long time – with prosperity.

Let’s Change That!

Sir Ken Robinson

We now live in the modern world. Our modern world. Like the many countless generations who came before us also did. The difference now is, that we have come to several limits in society and on Planet Earth, where we all face 3 complex challenges if we want to continue living on this planet in a modern way. I recently saw a short interview with Sir Ken Robinson where he sums them up, in a great way and also summarise what skills we need to solve them.

It can be done. Anything is possible, if we want to.

The Challenges

Ken Robinson on our 3 big challenges

Ken Robinson on our 3 big challenges

I. Environmental

The world is at a turning point. There are many environmental challenges. One of the most important that can’t be fixed later is climate change. The global warming and the acidification of our oceans can be irreversible. The UN set up 17 Global Goals on what to solve and here the 4 environmental goals are the most important. Here we can’t fail. Johan Rockström explains why in this English pod: Sommar i P1.

These goals are non negotiable for us, not Planet Earth.

II. Economic

We have never had more resources at our fingertips on Planet Earth. In fact we are using up more of them than the planet can sustain. The problem here is deciding how to distribute them using a story and a game called money. It’s not a very well designed game. In fact it’s a self emergent system built upon the human ability to feel greed among others. As the system of economy is played today we have a strong runaway leader problem. Where the ones who have the most, is getting even more and the rest of us is getting less.

Douglas Rushkoff gives a very compelling talk about how to change money game here at SXSW and in his book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.

Also money is really bad at deciding how we use our resources for the benefit of the entire human race. We need to redesign the entire economic game system. Today’s rules and system is rigged. We can design better rules. Take it from one, who plays a lot of Economic Boardgames.

It is a game! And we can fix it!

III. Cultural

This is perhaps our biggest challenge. Because it’s the one that fixes the other two. How do we work together and play nice to each other? And how do we tell stories in a way that will lead us into a flourishing and prosperous future? By changing our cultures here on Spaceship Earth we can become a lot better at thinking about the other 2 in a better way. What stories are we currently telling about the future we want, and what could be better stories to tell? There are still powerful forces and stories in the world that would see the world burn for either personal power and gain or running a corrupted story towards another, not so desirable future. They are all stories that shapes our culture.

We need to tell a better more compelling story!

What Skills Do We Need?

What skills are essential for humanity to thrive in a modern world? To solve this big 3 challenges, there some skills that we need to ge a lot better at, if we are to master them. Sir Ken has identified 4 of them and I think they are the 4 essential ones. We need to start practice them ourself so that we can teach them to other members of society. Both young and old. Because these challenges need to be solved soon. We can’t afford to wait them out, in order to change the good old fashion way, by letting the old generations die off and be replaced them with young fresh thinkers.

The brain is very plastic and we can all learn them way faster than we think we can. As long as there is a story and a “Why” on where we are going and what we need to learn.

Start practicing today and spread the word!

1 – Creativity

The process of having original ideas that have value. The fruit of applied imagination. Both in Arts, Science, Technology and Human interaction. We can become a lot more curious. We can start to ask a lot more interesting question and by admitting that we know nothing.

We need more ideas. We need more silly ideas. The more creative ideas we have the more chance we have of finding the really good ones. Go out and create more. Experiment and build upon what others have done. Get Creative.

Practice having a lot of bad ideas!

Practice Creativity – Curiosity and Silliness!

2 – Compassion

It comes from imagination and seeing the world from someone else point of view. It’s Applied Empathy, the executive wing of empathy. To act on behalf on someone or prevent others from acting against themselves.
The cultural glue that keeps our communities together. It begins with self-understanding.

What are my beliefs and what do I hold sacred? Then we can start finding it in others.

We need to practice active compassion!

3 – Composure

The ability to be centred in yourself. Mindfulness. We need it to avoid spiritual deficit. And find our balance in the world. The spiritual part of being human. The internal energy that drives us and radiates to others.

What stories are we telling ourself and what stories are we telling others? We need to train ourself to become more human, in the good way. To enhance our best traits and dampen our worst in the process, feeding the good wolf.

Get on with Mindfulness and Spirituality!

4 – Collaboration

To face common challenges together. We need less competition in the world and more collaboration to face and solve common challenges.

By finding common ground we set common goals and start pulling in the same direction towards a desirable future. Start practicing collaboration in all forms and shapes. Pulling together will always beat people pulling by them self in different directions. The future is a team sport. And the goal is a prosperous society and a flourishing Spaceship Earth.

The Future is a Team Sport!

Creativity - Compassion - Composure - Collaboration

Creativity – Compassion – Composure – Collaboration

Digitalization & The Internet

We are also going to need tools to come true to these challenges. Some of the most important is The Internet and the Digitalization of our societies. Communication, Collaboration, AI och Big Data are some of the things that are going to get us there much faster! This is what we can use our creativity and innovation for 🙂

Teachers & Mentors

Put your own mask on first!

We need great teachers and mentors who can help develop these 4 key skills. As a teacher or a mentor you need to develop them in yourself first, before teaching them to others.

We need more great mentors who can guide us forward in life, both formal and informal. Guides who can open doors and point us in the right direction. We can all become these people.

Like Yoda to Luke & Tron to Beck & Master Shifu to Po Morpheus to Neo.

Think about the stories we can tell about life on Spaceship Earth.
Go be someone’s Yoda! Someone’s Morpheus. 

And wake them up from The Matrix

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future!

Every person young or old should have the opportunity to become a changemaker