Silicon Humanism

Where Technology and Humanities cross paths

  • How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy?

    April 29, 2021 by

    “Have you ever heard of people that are paid to contemplate the future? It’s true! They exist. They are called Futurists. They even have their own training and schools they attend. And no, they are not psychics. They utilize analysis of big data, trends, and other mental exercises to predict multiple models of possible futures… Read more

  • The Importance of Future-proofing your Business

    April 22, 2021 by

    How can corporate leaders and entrepreneurs use foresight technics and include futurists in their team to future-proof their business? Discover the futurist profession and its many applications in the business world! With Lea Scher, Co-founder at Future Agency, Futurist Sylvia Gallusser introduces the Strategic Foresight methodology and discusses the urge for businesses to engage in… Read more

  • Philosophy of the Future – 12 Conceptions of Futurity (in 70 quotes)

    April 20, 2021 by

    By Philosophy of the Future, we mean “Philosophy addressing the topic of the Future”, not the Evolution of Philosophy in the Future. The topic of the Future of Philosophy is quite popular as we witness a regain in curiosity for the philosophical practice, be it in open classes for the general audience, on airwaves, podcast,… Read more

  • The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was April 9, 2021

    April 9, 2021 by

    Edition: #12 of Vol 1 These are the series of stories and headlines we are tracking in the Grey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers’ Newsroom. The selection and the news wraps are intended to shed light and a new lens on a complicated and complex world week. April is National Poetry Month. On this 25th anniversary… Read more

  • “Leisuring” from Home: The Future of Social Life, Entertainment, and Culture?

    March 30, 2021 by

    “All of man’s misfortune comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to sit quietly in a room.” – Pascal, Pensées (1670) “The only good thing for man is to be diverted so that he will stop thinking about his circumstances.” – Pascal, Pensées (1670) Philosophy of the Bedroom and Home Entertainment In his Pensées, French philosopher Blaise Pascal introduces us… Read more

  • X-ing From Home and The Future of Work

    March 27, 2021 by

    On March 24, I was invited to talk to international business students as part of a course about “Future Scenarios & Social Change in the Emerging Economies”. Futures Studies Professor Mario Reyes currently offers this curriculum at the Universidad del Desarrollo. Thank you Mario for the kind invitation and wonderful exchange of ideas! The class… Read more

  • The Pandemic Home Hotline: Domestic Violence under lockdown

    March 25, 2021 by

    As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Domestic Violence under Lockdown (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “Veronica is 42 years old.… Read more

  • The Pandemic Home Hotline: Aging in Place in times of COVID

    March 18, 2021 by

    As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Aging in Place in times of COVID (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “Mary Ann… Read more

  • The Pandemic Home Hotline: Contamination Anxiety

    March 14, 2021 by

    As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Contamination Anxiety (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “David is 34 years of age… Read more

  • Speculative Optimism: Being a Centenarian

    March 8, 2021 by

    Just sharing one of my Flashes from the Future. I love to explore the many dimensions of well-aging as an holistic approach, based on Physical exercise, Mental exercise, Connection to nature, Art therapy, Social interaction, Community bonding, Work/feeling useful, Intergenerational activities, Spiritual openness, Meditation/mindfulness, etc. All this being available to most of us, even before… Read more

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