Visions of the Future [Part 1 of 3]
Why is visions so important? In this series of 3 I will talk to you about why I think so. The first 2 will go into personal visions answering these 2 questions: Who are you 20 years from now? & Where are you a year from now? In part 3 I will go into depth about creating shared visions for the future of our tribes, companies and societies. This is Part 1 of 3 about Visions of The Future.
Visit Earth 20 Years from now [What Stories should Intergalactic Tourists tell?]
Think of a future where we have some intergalactic tourists visiting Earth. They are living in your collective tribe using Milky Way BnB [#MilkyWayBnB]. Here are 7 questions you can ask yourself about what you are going to tell them:
- What would you like them to see and visit?
- What stories will you tell them about Earth?
- How did you pull it together and help build up the flourishing society that you live in today?
- On what projects did you pull weight during the last 20 years?
- What was the first big tipping-point that lead to the radical transformation of how we live together today?
- What mattered most?
- Who did you do it with?
These are hypothetical stories that we can play around with. This is what Sci-Fi is really about. Not some crap action movie where society looks and feels exactly the same as today with a few tweaks. We need to use our imagination to provoke some new radical thinking. It’s only then that things will start to happen and new emerging systems will appear.
I want to create a space. Where you can have these kind of discussions. And I want to combine it with a #MakerSpace. What I call a Future-Space or a Future-Dojo. We can both experiment with sustainability and discuss how we can live sustainable together. A Place to hang around with lots of different kinds of people who do not think alike. Not just the new hot MakerSpaces. Whoever awesome as they seem. I get the feeling that they are very polarized as well. Prove me wrong.
And in 20 years time I’ll be running a whole network of Future-Dojos as a Future Captain and a Creativity Ambassador.
There is nothing better for Self-Growth than somebody challenging your own viewpoint — Richard Gerver
Paint Lots of Pictures [Prime You Brain]
What will the future look like? The only way to find out, is to paint lots of pictures. Pictures of a future imagined. Take the ones we like the most, and make them into visions, to have before us as we travel, on our path ahead. Together we can Prime our brains in this way, to go into an emerging future. WE make our future happen. Not someone else. This is our time. Not Kings and Emperors of The Olden World. The new networked society is finally here.
It’s time to Level Up!
No fate! But what we make 🙂
What stories can you tell 20 years from now? — Lord SillionHolistic Thinking Ninja