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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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 – His UN Speech – Before 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 – Before The Flood – I followed up by watching the documentary made about the making of The Revenant and about the journey it took to make it – both 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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Elevate Your Mind

On what level do you experience the world?

Are you stuck in fixed mindset or are you growing yourself, your mind and the people around you? Get out of victim mode. Even the most “successful” people in the world have bad days. And they are working hard not be there for long and stay in the “Through Me” or “As Me” mode as much as the can. And so should you!

And do check out What my friend Tess writes about Peter Sage in Swedish. Both his levels of thinking about the world and experience the world.

I also recorded a new pod in English about Hacking Your Future.

Happy Hacking!
Happy Future!

Level Up Your Consciousness

In what mode do you view the world and everything that is happening? What is your attitude towards events and your level of control over them? A long time favorite of mine, Peter Sage, explains in such a great way in this 5 minute clip from the long talk with Peter Sage on London Real where he explains 4 the levels of awareness in which you interact with the world. And it’s well worth it to listen his whole talk on London Real.

Update June 2016: There is new clip with Peter Sage here abut it: Understanding Yourself: Four Levels of Consciousness 

These levels are in some way correlated to Robert Kegan’s research on the five orders of consciousness. Where by training your brain in various ways creates a lot more connections between your synapses over the years and thereby reaching new levels of consciousness. Give him a listen on the RSA. Or read about his 5 levels here. The 4th level ‘Self-Authoring’ Mind and the 5th level ‘Self-Transforming’ Mind is in some way connected with Peter’s 3rd and 4th level. You can get there faster by the right stimuli but it is still going to take years and you are likely to get there by midlife.

Get to it, and start level up your own mind and help elevate your core group around you.

Peter Sage on London Real

Peter Sage on London Real

1 – To Me – Victim Mode

This is the Victim mode. Were the world happens to you. You are not in control of your own fate and your are constantly blaming others and world events for your demise. This is a very hard mode to get out of. It has very much to-do with the people that surround you. Oftentimes is it essential that you upgrade your peer group if you can. Other ways can be to get a mentor or a role-model to mimic. The hardest part is often to recognise that you can change. This is also called of having a fixed mindset. Or playing the blame game.

To get out you have to do what Derek Sivers says: Purge The Vampires! And upgrade your peer group.

You are standing beside the river are envious on those to seem to swim so easily in it.

2  – By Me – Go Get It Mode

This is when you have a Go get it attitude towards the world. You are trying to take full control of the reins of your life, bending everything around you to your will. You set goals and you go after them. You have given up blame and started coming more into a growth mindset. You take personal responsibility for your future.

To jump in the river and swim against the current.

Life happens by you. This will often result in clash of wills and conflict of interest. To level up from this mode you often need more wisdom and influence of kindness. It can be done by just starting to give more.

3 – Through Me – Flow Mode

You start seeing the world more like a flow state. Life happens through you. You are losing up your need for control. You start building your network by giving instead of taking. In some magical way, the more you give the more things are stating flow back to you. Life happens for you. You start have faith in those around you and you start building trust.

Here is also differs a little from Robert Kegan’s view as you can reach this level of understanding at a young age and still not had time to make all synapse connection in your brains that come with wisdom. Still you will reach his 4th level of the ‘Self-Authoring’ Mind much quicker, by being in this mindset.

You start getting the river to work for you. You use the current and the winds to take you not in a straight line but to unexpected places by being open to change and by being curious. You can more easily let go of the FOMO. You stop chasing goals and trust the direction, the journey and the dreams of your life.

You level up yourself and elevate everyone around you. The world is no longer a zero sum game. With the help of mindfulness to take your mind further. You take you core group with you on your journey.

4 – As Me – Oneness Mode

You become one with the universe, Literally. As everything in the universe affect everything else.

See yourself in everything else. A conscious unity with everything around you. Get into oneness with the universe.

Give up the illusion of separateness! – Peter Sage

This is of course not a state you can be in all the time. It’s a journey. Towards unconditional love. You enter this mode as often as you can through various activities like meditation and mindfulness. Here is where his model differs from Kegan’s model too. But the more connected your mind becomes when entering the ‘Self-Authoring’ Mind and the ‘Self-Transforming’ Mind mode the more easy it will become to enter As Me thinking.

There is also the other way into this way of experience the world, that can entered by switching on what Jonathan Hadit calls “The Hive-Switch” in the mind. You do this by doing things like experience Awe of nature. Some other ways to activate this mode in the brains is to take psilocybin or getting into trance dancing rave.

I’m a raver for life!

I think they are very related.

Hack The Future

You can’t solve a problem on the same level thinking that created the problem –  Albert Einstein

And that sums up they way to actually build a better future. We climb both the ladders above. Both Peter’s description on how we experience the world and Kegan’s thinking on how we grow our minds.

To change a behaviour you need a new emotional level of understanding. To shift your thinking from a goal to an identity. Working with identities is very powerful. Have identity shifts. Redefine your current identities and make up new ones.

The strongest force in human personality is the need to remain consistent with how you define yourself, your identity – Peter Sage & Tony Robinson

So set yourself for the win. Get the right peer groups and mentors that enforces the shift in identity and behaviour. If you can’t find a mentor do what I and many, many more people have done throughout history

– -> Read their books. And in recent years we also have access to fantastic mind-boggling podcasts and online lecture video talks like TED and Talks at Google and many more. This how I have spent the last 4 years leveling up my mind and thinking.

And put yourself in the right environment

If you are trying to eat less sugar. Don’t have sugar at home and don’t hang around people drinking soda. Don’t define yourself as a recovering sugar addict. Be a happy life-hacker and spend time with other health hackers.

If you want to start exercising more. Pack your back the night before and define yourself as a fitness person. Hang out with people training and join them for a group exercise.

Connection Intelligence

In the right environment we also connect our brain to other brains. That is how we elevate our brains, minds and thinking. We do it in a network. All standing on the giants who came before us. And now as change are speeding up we also build on the giants that are climbing with us side by side. Some call it the Hive-Mind.

Go find a mastermind group or a creative hub or cluster and spend time with the brains there!

Elevation

To elevate your life, spend time with other people elevating their lives and yours. And do return the favor in kind by elevating them back.

I also want mention Theory.U – Leading from an Emerging Future by Otto Scharmer and Peter Senge, like Tess does. It is three principal ways to approach the world. Through Open MindOpen Heart and Open Will.

Open Mind

Having an Open Mind means you have a curious approach to the world. Being curious and asking a lot of interesting and dumb question opens up for creativity. The opposite of judging.

Open Heart

This is opening up and being vulnerable. To practice your compassion towards others and try to understand what you and they are feeling. To have an Open Heart towards the world.

Open Will

To have the courage to do what is right. And not give in, into the fear of the tribe ostracizing you. Be brave and have an Open Will.

And find a tribe that encourages all this behavior.

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future

Hack The Future

Hack The Future

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There is a shift in  The Matrix . Something has happened. Most of the people haven’t noticed anything … yet. But we are many who have. The tone and the conversation is different. We have started rallying against all that is wrong in the world. We have started to look for ways to hack our common future. Or maybe it is just possible we are already live in The Matrix … A Simulated Universe. Like the discussion in this panel lead by Neil deGrasse Tyson –>
[2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?]
And then hacking it should be more easy?

The stereo sound was very confusing so I made a Mono mp3 file 🙂

Hack Away!

Update:
Also check out what Elon Musk has to say on the subject: Is life a video game?

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#HackTheFuture #EarthDay #Ulab #CloneClub #TheMatirx

Hacking
Leading  From An Emerging Future

This week is Earth Day. Where we celebrate our Spaceship Earth, the way we want it to be. This week I also took part of the follow-up live session for U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self with Otto Scharmer. It’s a new way of thinking when it comes to create the future, the way we want it to be. It’s all about presenting the future to become, and then go create it. Prototype it as you go and learn to really listen and sense, the best possible future. Then act on what we collectively are feeling and thinking on this future. It really works. There are parts of this that are already accepted science and practices. Some call it Fake it till you make it. Others call it Priming your brain. We can together incrementally, hack our brains and reality to reach a new level of understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

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#EarthDay CloneClub

Also The Collapse of Nature and  Transgressive Border Crossing is the latest episode of Orphan Black. The latest season has picked up on the Neolutionist Body Hacking story. It’s about hacking your own body. Something that many futurists think will become a common practice soon.

Dr. Leekie: Neolution is an open-source concept. We embrace the fringes. They’re fiction to our science. 

Beth: Well, your book inspires them to play God… to tinker on themselves in basement labs. 

Dr. Leekie: Every scientific discovery in history, including God, began with tinkering in a basement. 

Beth: God was a scientific discovery? 

Dr. Leekie: A little joke. We’re all impatient for the future. 

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The Neolution Book – Detective Beth meeting Dr. Leekie in Orphan Black

If we are going to hack the future, let’s make sure we make it a good one!

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future

TheMatrix

#HackTheFuture
#CloneClub
#EarthDay
#Ulab

#TheMatrix 

Also Elon Musk on the subject

 

2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation

2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

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 🙂