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Futurists of the World Takes on Bioethics

BIOETHICS – What augmentation technology would you like to add to your own body? – How do you feel about germline gene editing and designer babies? – Are you ready to eat lab-grown meat? – In what sense do AI and biotechnology challenge what it means to be human? On September 9, at the Association ofContinue reading “Futurists of the World Takes on Bioethics”

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Ethics of Wars: Taking Humans out of the Wars of the Future

Watch the replay of our “Ethics and Philosophy of Futures” event dedicated to Wars of the Future, with Rom Gayoso, Ph.D. Chris Mayer and Sylvia Gallusser and the support of the Association of Professional Futurists. Rom Gayoso gave a thought-provoking presentation and led a profound debate about the use of autonomous weapons, the differences among ethics, legitimacy, accountability, moralContinue reading “Ethics of Wars: Taking Humans out of the Wars of the Future”

Design Futures – Postcards from the Future

*You’ve got mail!* Discover your two postcards from the future sent by The Design Futures Initiative following #PRIMER21. We will uncover them August 25 and August 26 during two happy hour sessions! – Wed 8/25 (5-6PM PST) REMIXING & DEMYSTIFYING NUMEROLOGY, with Kelly Kornet and Analilia Morales – Thu 8/26 (5-6PM PST) THE HOME OF THE 2020s MAKING OUR HOMES MOREContinue reading “Design Futures – Postcards from the Future”

The Future of Education: Inspiration from 9 global futurists.

As 24 million children and youth are at risk of dropping out of school as a result of the global health crisis, according to UNESCO, Wellbeing Futurist Tom Meyers at Futurize Yourself et al. shared his inspiration to the students at RNB Global University in Rajasthan, India. He reached out to 8 futurists from allContinue reading “The Future of Education: Inspiration from 9 global futurists.”

Disrupting Existence: The Future Me!

Rewatch Roger Spitz’s lecture at #QuantumThinking2021 and the debate that follows with Sylvia Gallusser, Ligia Zotini Mazurkiewicz and Lala Deheinzelin on the topic of “Disrupting Existence: The Future Me”. We discussed possibilities offered by emerging technologies, human-tech relationships, space travel, ethics and philosophy. We wondered about our future selves, but also about our future “us”! Thank you so much Maria Athayde, Andre Chaves, and FutureContinue reading “Disrupting Existence: The Future Me!”

Future Homes – At Home in the Post-Pandemic Era

Rom Gayoso, Editor of the newly launched International and Competitive Intelligence Magazine, invited Futurist Sylvia Gallusser to present her foresight methodology and the results of her work on the “Home of the 2020s”. In her article “Futures Homes – At Home during the Post-Pandemic Era”, Sylvia introduces her X-ing from home framework including 3 post-pandemicContinue reading “Future Homes – At Home in the Post-Pandemic Era”

Mental Health in the Workplace: an Urgent Matter!

On July 21, Hacking HR organized an event on “Mental Health at Work: The Defining Challenge for HR in 2021” along four expert panels led by Hacking HR Founder Enrique Rubio: Mental Health In The Workplace The Business Imperative To Address Mental Health At Work Leading Upward: How To Turn The C-Suite Into Champions ofContinue reading “Mental Health in the Workplace: an Urgent Matter!”

Future Hacker Quantum Thinking 2021

The free online event “Future Hacker Quantum Thinking 2021” takes place on July 27th. Experts from around the world involved in creating our future discuss their ideas at Future Hacker Quantum Thinking 2021. The main speakers will be: Itai Talmi, the founder of Born Partners, a company that works in innovative transformation initiatives and researchContinue reading “Future Hacker Quantum Thinking 2021”

The Home of the 2020s

How can we build more resilient housing and improve our mental health at home? July 7 we discussed how to futureproof home design and home life, at the #PRIMER21 Conference organized by the The Design Futures Initiative. We introduced our Report “The Home of the 2020s: Making our Homes more Resilient” and presented some of the results fromContinue reading “The Home of the 2020s”

Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

I had the immense privilege to be speaking at the “International Forum of Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment” remarkably organized by ICESCO.En – Islamic World Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization! Thank you so much for the kind invitation, I am so grateful! You can now watch the replay of the event

[Vignette of life 2030] The Kilt House

This is a Future Fiction piece in honor of Pride Month, exploring the future of gender, fashion, and homes in the context of a “content home” in 2030. Read the full text on Predict. It has now been five years since I joined the Kilt House, and not a single boring day has gone byContinue reading “[Vignette of life 2030] The Kilt House”

A Philosophy of the Future(s)

Listen to the replay of my lecture on “A Philosophy of the Future(s)”. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about this topic at Global Foresight Summit among so many inspirational sessions – Association of Professional Futurists World Futures Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight FFWD – Futures Intelligence & Strategic Foresight. Call to Action! We now need to build thatContinue reading “A Philosophy of the Future(s)”

The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was, May 28, 2021

Grey Swan Guild — News Wrap Edition: #19 of Vol. 1 These are a series of stories and headlines we are tracking in theGrey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers Newsroom. Here is The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of what we observed this week. Despite our eager impatience to learn what happens during the Friends Reunion,Continue reading “The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was, May 28, 2021”

Beyond Uncertainty: A Philosophy of the Future(s)

Join us next week at Global Foresight Summit. Foresight researcher Sylvia Gallusser will scan over centuries of philosophy to understand how the future has been addressed by philosophers. We will also investigate how philosophy provides a framework to think about the futures and augments our foresight techniques. We will eventually present applications in the field of ethics andContinue reading “Beyond Uncertainty: A Philosophy of the Future(s)”

The Pandemic Home Hotline: Domestic Violence under lockdown

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.Continue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Domestic Violence under lockdown”

How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy?

“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 futuresContinue reading “How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy?”

The Importance of Future-proofing your Business

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 inContinue reading “The Importance of Future-proofing your Business”

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

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,Continue reading “Philosophy of the Future – 12 Conceptions of Futurity (in 70 quotes)”

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

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 anniversaryContinue reading “The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was April 9, 2021”