Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser likes to say that “the human brain is the best time travel machine”. But this is a skill we need to develop. Here are easy mental fitness exercises she recommends to conduct in your daydreaming or everyday activities in order to stretch your time horizon: Go outdoors: keep your brain oxygenatedContinue reading “[Futures Thinking] 12 Mental Fitness exercises to stretch your Time Horizon!”
Category Archives: Aging
[Artifact from the Future] An Obituary from 2050 to explore the Meaning of Life and the Future of Death
Have you ever wondered how life on earth is going to look like in 2050? The project “One Day in 2050” features news stories from each day of the year 2050 by writers from all over the world. I contributed to the December 8 headline with a special artifact from the future – an obituaryContinue reading “[Artifact from the Future] An Obituary from 2050 to explore the Meaning of Life and the Future of Death”
Past, Present, and Future of Family
This is an excerpt of Making Sense of the Week That Was #42: The Past, Present, and Future of Family led by editor Sylvia Gallusser and Lindsay Fraser. The TV series All in the Family debuted in 1971 and remained for 5 years the most-watched show on television. It was groundbreaking for openly talking about serious issuesContinue reading “Past, Present, and Future of Family”
Why Strategic Foresight Matters – And How We Conduct It At Silicon Humanism
Watch the replay of our conversation with Sean Moffitt and Rom Gayoso, Ph.D., where I introduce our mission at Silicon Humanism, how it intersects technology and humanism, is inherently multi-disciplinary, and constitutes an open call-to-action – a call to (re)place the human component at the core of our technological advancements. The Silicon Humanism approach connects with a notion at the veryContinue reading “Why Strategic Foresight Matters – And How We Conduct It At Silicon Humanism”
Biotechnology, bioengineering, and bioethics
Watch the replay of our “Ethics and Philosophy of Futures” event dedicated to Biotechnology, Business, and Ethics with Timothy Dolan, Sylvia Gallusser and the support of the Association of Professional Futurists.
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”
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”
“Leisuring” from Home: The Future of Social Life, Entertainment, and Culture?
“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 usContinue reading ““Leisuring” from Home: The Future of Social Life, Entertainment, and Culture?”
The Pandemic Home Hotline: Aging in Place in times of COVID
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 AnnContinue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Aging in Place in times of COVID”
Speculative Optimism: Being a Centenarian
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 beforeContinue reading “Speculative Optimism: Being a Centenarian”
A Holistic Approach to Well-Aging
In the Episode #16 Part 2 of Future Hacker, our Silicon Humanism Founder Sylvia Gallusser addresses the topics of abolishing aging, rejuvenation biotechnology, ethics in scientific progress, treatment availability and inclusivity, as well as a holistic approach of well-aging. You will find below the transcript of the conversation. Our very first international interview was with Dr. Aubrey de Grey aboutContinue reading “A Holistic Approach to Well-Aging”
Future Hacker Interview
Don’t miss Future Hacker‘s latest interview with Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser. Along with the fantastic Maria Athayde, our Silicon Humanism Founder discusses the long-lasting effects of the pandemic on children and women, key success factors for remote work, as well as the future of well-aging, ethics in science, and space travel! Listen to this two-episode conversation on your prefered podcastContinue reading “Future Hacker Interview”
Well-Aging: How Close Are We To Abolishing Aging?
Well-Aging designs the process of aging while preserving one’s well-being. The challenge behind Well-Aging resides in the fact that we do not only wish for the individuals of our species to live longer, but mainly to live longer in improved health conditions and in a satisfactory social-emotional environment. It relies on the belief that theContinue reading “Well-Aging: How Close Are We To Abolishing Aging?”
We (Will) Remain Social Animals
This text has been originally published on the Grey Swan Guild’s website. Read it in full. The COVID crisis has separated individuals in many ways, but even when distant, human beings are resourceful and inventive at connecting. All along the human life cycle, literally from cradle to grave, the pandemic has highlighted that we cravedContinue reading “We (Will) Remain Social Animals”
About Transhumanism and Monitoring the Future of the Mind
Sylvia Gallusser talks to Akanksha Kulkarni about transhumanism, the future of the mind and how to develop a futurist mindset. Watch the entire episode on peopleHum’s Leadership video series to know more. [Transcript] I wouldn’t say I believe in transhumanism, but I am definitely curious about its development – how technology can improve, augment andContinue reading “About Transhumanism and Monitoring the Future of the Mind”
Live longer, but live longer in good health!
As we are facing the “Caregiving cliff” (in a near future, the number of seniors needing care will greatly exceed the supply of available caregivers), our society is facing major issues as to how to care for the elderly: Seniors are often considered as a cost to society, more or less visible – direct costContinue reading “Live longer, but live longer in good health!”
The Future of Caregiving (2/2): Let’s start acting today!
Family caregivers have become the backbone of long-term care services. But as the average life expectancy in developed countries rises by 2-3 years every ten calendar years, whereas the Total Fertility Rate has been halved in 60 years, we won’t have the capacity to meet the demand for caregivers. We are heading toward the caregivingContinue reading “The Future of Caregiving (2/2): Let’s start acting today!”
The Future of Caregiving (1/2): The Caregiving Cliff
Family caregivers have become the backbone of long-term care services. But as the average life expectancy in developed countries rises by 2-3 years every ten calendar years, whereas the Total Fertility Rate has been halved in 60 years, we won’t have the capacity to meet the demand for caregivers. We are heading toward the “caregivingContinue reading “The Future of Caregiving (1/2): The Caregiving Cliff”
Senior Villages to brighten the Future of Aging
“It takes a village to support our seniors” – Proverb More and more older people will be able to live independently and comfortably at home while aging, thanks to the development of senior villages. These community-based villages offer a set of services based on volunteering, tech equipment and reciprocal support. The first named Village inContinue reading “Senior Villages to brighten the Future of Aging”